Friday, October 28th, 2016

Waukesha Freeman 12/31/14 Page A7 Opinion A look back at the year that was Walker, Kramer were big political stories; lots of turnover in local politics When the old year passes, sometimes it’s with regret and sometimes it’s with joy. As we gather to toast the new year and drink away the old, it’s worth […]

Update! 6:57 PM  All discussions of the BID were tabled for this evening. – JW   At tonight’s city of Waukesha finance committee meeting, the committee will be discussing the BID audit and what to do with the funds. Some property owners have found a number of questionable expenditures of BID funds that appear to […]

Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima issued a memo today, April 1st, changing the way the city will handle the Request for Proposal process. The new process, which we uncovered today, April 1st, is designed to have “more consideration of mayoral prerogatives,” according to sources. The memo is available online and the text is below. To: Ed […]

I was just saying to my wife, the Lovely Doreen from Waukesha, how I felt sorry for Carol Papes who works for both City Administrator Ed Henschel and Mayor Jeff Scrima. It has to be annoying to be typing competing memos. Mayor Jeff Scrima sent out a response to Henschel’s memo to Henschel and all […]

Waukesha’s city administrator Ed Henschel sent a memo to city employees that contradicts what Mayor Jeff Scrima has been saying about the proposed joint venture health clinic. The clinic would service city, county, and school district employees, and HealthStat was the company who would run it after a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The most […]

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 […]

Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima and City Administrator Ed Henschel are determined to fire new Waukesha Fire Chief Jesse Alba. We don’t know yet the substance of the complaint that’s been filed with the fire and police commission. We will have to wait until the various open records requests have been fulfilled. However, Waukesha Patch has […]

Town gets water decision right But will city get it right? Waukesha Freeman May 23, 2013 Page A 6 Opinion My son fell behind in reading class and found himself stuck reading a book he didn’t like for a report he didn’t want to write. When he complained again about the book, I reminded him […]

The town of Waukesha board decided against being included in the water service area with the city of Waukesha. That means when the city of Waukesha gets the approval to divert water from Lake Michigan, the town of Waukesha will be effectively shot off from the city water supply forever. No residents or businesses can […]

The city of Waukesha’s relatively new city administrator Ed Henschel has issued a memo to the Common Council explaining his actions in taking over the functions of the Business Improvement District and attempting delay forever the appointment of new board members. The memo was included as a late addition to the Common Council packet for […]