Friday, July 19th, 2019

I’m criticized in a letter to the editor in Thursday’s Waukesha Freeman for criticizing Patton. No, not this guy: This guy: Our friends at SOPHIA have leapt to Alderman Roger Patton’s defense from a perceived slight: Wigderson’s attack on Alderman Patton highly offensive To the editor: In response to James Wigderson’s Dec. 4 column, we […]

Waukesha Freeman Page A6 Opinion,  November 20, 2014 Patton’s folly Living wage law is economic fantasy So, the good news is Waukesha Alderman Roger Patton’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour is dead on arrival. State law prevents local communities from enacting their own minimum wage ordinances. The state law is […]

Alderman Roger Patton wrote a letter to the editor that appeared Saturday in the Waukesha Freeman that complained about my column that appeared Thursday. Wigderson column wrong about aldermanic race To the editor: Mr. Wigderson, in Thursday’s column, you had so much wrong about the 11th District aldermanic race that it reflects negatively not only […]

Which candidates will Easter Bunny reward? Waukesha Freeman March 28, 2013 Page A8 Opinion  Don’t tell me you don’t believe in the Easter Bunny. After what I’ve seen for local politicians, I’m ready to believe almost anything. Locally our attention is drawn to the New Berlin race for mayor. New Berlin is the gold standard […]

Be careful what you wish for Taxpayers shouldn’t pay for Scrima’s college Waukesha Freeman 1/31/13 Page A8 Opinion In one of Aesop’s fables, a contented community of frogs decided they needed a king. They asked Zeus to send them one. Zeus sent them a log, and it made a big splash in the frog pond. […]

As reported in the Waukesha Freeman the other day (and teased in my Waukesha Freeman column), Mayor Jeff Scrima will again miss the city of Waukesha Christmas Parade. The parade is the biggest civic event of the year. It’s bigger than Freeman Friday Night Live. It’s bigger than GuitarTown (which really wasn’t that big, it […]

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 […]

I hope I’m wrong. Ed Henschel, the new city administrator in Waukesha,  started his new job yesterday. I hope Henschel remembers to look both ways before crossing the parking lot. Alderman Roger Patton is the definition of clueless: Alderman Roger Patton said he felt so strongly that Henschel should work closely with Scrima, he brought […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Jul 19, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Schimel got it wrong again on open government BID decision latest in growing list of missteps by district attorney I’m told that some people downtown did not understand what I meant when I referred to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel as “gelded” in last Thursday’s […]

Turns out that the proposed angle parking on the West end of Main Street that wasn’t for the Kendall Lofts is being justified by Mayor Jeff Scrima and Alderman Roger Patton as being good for the Kendall Lofts. Acting City Administrator Steve Crandell is still trying to claim that the angle parking has nothing to […]