One of the things that has surprised me about Representative Sanfelippo’s and County Executive Abele’s attack on the status of the Milwaukee County Board, has been the almost total blackout on comments from current board members. Other than a few comments or memos from County Board Chair Marina Dimitrijevic, it’s been very quiet at the county courthouse.
But after reading today’s profile in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of Milwaukee business icon, Sheldon Lubar, it became apparent to me what is going on (I may have more to say about Mr. Lubar later).
So let’s follow the breadcrumbs:
Chair Dimitrijevic at one point states that the board has never been more unified.
When freshman County Supervisor Deanna Alexander wanted to hold a town hall meeting to discuss reforms for Milwaukee County government, she met with County Supervisor John Weishan and felt bullied in his efforts to dissuade her from holding the meeting. She did in fact hold it as scheduled.
And then in today’s Lubar article, Sup. Weishan is quoted
County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. says Lubar and other critics of the board “formulate their opinions in a vacuum and deal more with mythology and anecdotal evidence rather than reality and facts.
So has Supervisor Weishan become the go to guy in defense of the county board against the outside threats to blow up Milwaukee County government?