Friday, October 20th, 2017

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 […]

So former judge Richard Congdon says that when I attended the artist unveiling at Key Westconsin, all I ever asked anybody was, “‘Where’s the mayor?’ and ‘Can I have more shrimp?’ ” My friends, the former judge must have witnessed a miracle that day. There was a time I could eat more shrimp than Bubba […]

Remember, the invoice for the guitars to the Business Improvement District was dated December 20th. Mayor Jeff Scrima signed the bottom of the invoice on behalf of the New Day Fund. He asked the board members for approval on January 10th. The purpose of flushing the funds through the BID was allegedly because the New […]

There have been many questions since Mayor Jeff Scrima announced that the city of Waukesha is going to be the next Gibson GuitarTown. The excitement in Waukesha was understandable since the Nashville GuitarTown project raised over $400,000 for local charities. One of the more interesting questions is the involvement of Scrima’s controversial New Day for […]

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date: Jun 24, 2010; Section: Opinion; Page: 10A Fundamental problems with New Day fund Too much potential for trouble with Scrima’s new charity (James Wigderson is a blogger publishing at and a Waukesha resident. His column runs Thursdays in The Freeman.) The temptation with Mayor Jeff Scrima’s new charity, the […]