Monday, October 24th, 2016

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 […]

  Let’s take a look back at 2011 at the events that made Waukesha a little more like Waukesha, or WackySha, or even WiggySha.   Biggest story of the year: Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus forgetting to include the city of Brookfield in the Waukesha County vote count for Wisconsin Supreme Court. The “oops” that […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 11, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A The search for the next Luther and the truth (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) With the departure of City Administrator Lori Luther there are a few things left to be said. In […]

Expect Luther to play well in Peoria Can mayor and council play well here? We learned Tuesday evening that City Administrator Lori Luther’s fiscal tightrope act will be opening in Peoria, possibly next month. A reasonable reading of Luther’s record in the city of Waukesha would lead most of us to conclude that she will […]

Bad news for the city of Waukesha, but not unexpected. Waukesha Patch is reporting City Administrator Lori Luther is moving to Illinois to become the County Administrator. Becoming the Peoria County administrator is a step up for Luther, who will be overseeing a budget of $110 million and 27 department heads. The county has a […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jun 23, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A Council right to override Scrima’s veto Mayor’s erratic behavior raises too many questions It was interesting Tuesday night to watch many of the supporters of Mayor Jeff Scrima ask for “decorum” in response to Alderman Terry Thieme’s guest opinion column in the Waukesha Freeman. Since many […]

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 […]

From the Sound Off in the Waukesha Freeman: Wigderson column Our previous mayor ruffled no feathers so all was calm at City Hall. The citizens of Waukesha needed diversity by electing Mayor Scrima. How the feathers sure are flying. But that also brought out deep hatred and anger in James Wigderson. His emphatic column on […]

Milwaukee News Buzz (Milwaukee Magazine) thought I asked an interesting question in this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman.  “Who would want such an immature, erratic and irresponsible person in the room while the adults talk?” The city of Waukesha’s Water Commission answered it. The Commission voted 5 to 1 to name City Administrator Lori […]

City of Waukesha Administrator Lori Luther released a memo today that was sent to city of Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima regarding his purchase of books from a publisher, Gary Lato, who was a Scrima mayoral campaign contributor and is a contributor to Scrima’s “New Day in Waukesha” fund. I have uploaded the memo to my […]