A homeowner in Waukesha for 20 years, Steve is president of the Waukesha Dog Parks Organization and enjoys motorcycling, fishing and staying on top of politics.
I have a simple question and suggestion about the escalating divide that seems to be tearing our city apart. Ok, granted that having Lake Michigan water is the surest solution to our supply and quality woes. But what good does all this planning do if the governing bodies of the great lakes does not approve our application? Further, is OUR DNR working with us or against us?
For you who like conspiracy theories, is this a Rahm Emanual moment of taking advantage of a crisis? Is the Doyle administration seeing this as an opportunity to force Waukesha to be beholden to Milwaukee? A step closer to tapping into the wealth of the county? I see that Milwaukee's now charging 6.1% sales tax. As odd as it sounds, we may not make any favorable progress until Governor Walker shakes up the state government, for the better.
It is time to follow the lead of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and do a pre-vote survey. Let's ASK the powers that are needed to approve our application IF they will! If not, why waste the time and increase the hatred that seems to be boiling in city hall. It is time that would be better spent on looking for the alternative solutions. That is why Mayor Jeff Scrima was voted into office. I remind the Aldermen of that fact.
Postscript; I've yet to hear any explanation of the unanimous vote to strip the Mayor of the management authority of the city administrator. It doesn't look good.