Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The (publicly owned) Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha is looking to spend $20,000 to figure out where to bury the pets and where to bury the people who don’t want caskets. They’re asking City Administrator Lori Luthor if they should put it out to bid. Like asking Edward I who should be king of Scotland, […]

Tuesday night’s “State of the city” speech by Mayor Larry Nelson was the dress rehearsal for his re-election campaign speech. In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman, I looked at what he hopes to pin his re-election chances on and what may interfere with those plans. Unmentioned in Nelson’s speech is the growing frustration […]

Darryl Enriquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has the advance copy of Mayor Larry Nelson’s “state of the city” speech. At 16 pages, the resemblance to Fidel Castro is more apt than ever. Update! No mention of the new city administrator? Print this entry

From today’s Waukesha Freeman (Saturdays are just 75 cents!) sound-off: City administrator I would just like to comment once again that City Administrator Lori Luther is not doing her job. I find it amazing that the mayor, who is a full-time employee, as well as the administrator, both have to take a tour of the […]

The Waukesha Common Council decided in last year’s budget to cut the mayor’s travel budget and organization membership budget. Included in the cut was his membership in the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mayor Larry Nelson tells the Waukesha Freeman he didn’t fight it at the time because of the difficulty in getting a budget passed. […]

It wasn’t Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson. Getting into a fight with someone who buys ink and pixels buy the barrel may not have been smart. Posting a partisan endorsement (and I know he tried not to make it look that way) on a city website was not bright either. But Nelson gets a break this […]

It wasn’t Waukesha Mayor Larry Nelson. Getting into a fight with someone who buys ink and pixels buy the barrel may not have been smart. Posting a partisan endorsement (and I know he tried not to make it look that way) on a city website was not bright either. But Nelson gets a break this […]

Waukesha’s Mayor Larry Nelson (D, in case anyone forgot) promised to start a blog if elected mayor, a promise at which we have occasionally poked fun but a promise we have certainly encouraged the mayor to follow through. After all, it would be an interesting experiment in seeing how a local elected official interacts with […]

Waukesha’s Mayor Larry Nelson (D, in case anyone forgot) promised to start a blog if elected mayor, a promise at which we have occasionally poked fun but a promise we have certainly encouraged the mayor to follow through. After all, it would be an interesting experiment in seeing how a local elected official interacts with […]

Waukesha City Administrator Lori Luthor started her new job yesterday. Unlike her predecessor, Luthor is an at-will employee of the Common Council, subject to removal by a majority vote, a definite improvement over the previous situation. During her time here, The Wigderson Library and Pub shall be her strongest friend when she does good and […]