Monday, December 5th, 2016

Mayoral challenger Shawn Reilly, surrounded by supporters, held a press conference at city hall on Tuesday to announce the endorsement by Common Council President Terry Thieme, who finished third in the mayoral primary election.  Reilly also announced a theme for his campaign going into the closing weeks, “No Drama. Just Work.” Reilly and Thieme posed […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Sep 20, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A New day for BID Board has chance to restart almost from scratch Sometimes change comes swiftly. The announced resignations by several of the remaining Waukesha Business Improvement District Board members give downtown Waukesha a chance to breathe again. The new members, whoever they […]

Joining the drama club Personal attacks won’t help Scrima The city of Waukesha Common Council decided to put off again tackling the thorny issue of consolidating the emergency services dispatch with the county’s dispatch operations. Unfortunately, the decision to make no decision was not free of drama. Such is the life of the city under […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Apr 19, 2012; Section: Opinion; Page: 6A The show will go on Council right to wait 30 days (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) Tuesday was the day for delay in Waukesha. The morning commute started with […]

The agenda is out for the first downtown task force meeting and, as we discussed previously, one of the items is directly targeted to a resident of downtown. Setting a terrible precedent, this item appears to be nothing more than a rotten attempt at some score-settling by Mayor Jeff Scrima. It also exceeds the scope […]

I forgot to make mention of this earlier in the week. The bill is in for the recount in Waukesha County. Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus’ 2011 budget was increased $129,200 by the county board Tuesday to account for the state Supreme Court election recount cost. “I think you may remember, we’ve been through a […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:2011 Jun 09; Section:Opinion; Page Number: 10A Edlund’s threat to reduce council size ignores history, facts Paulson’s part-time mayor idea requires careful thought Waukesha School Board member Steve Edlund threatened Tuesday night that if he and a few others like him don’t get what they want, they will use the direct […]

It’s minor, but revealing. The Waukesha Freeman reported today on an exchange between Waukesha Alderman Duane Paulson and Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima. In the e-mail exchange, Scrima told Paulson that he publicly released a letter to Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Dan Duchniak after an open records request by the Waukesha Freeman. However, in an […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: May 27, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 8A Mayor not the only one allowed to talk to strangers (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at http://www.wigderson.com and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) I have a confession to make. Last Saturday I attended the Republican Party of […]