Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Police Chief Russell Jack is anticipating at least 500 people to show up at the Common Council meeting on April 17th in support of the city of Waukesha’s emergency call center and against the proposed consolidation with the county’s emergency call center. He  has requested possibly moving the Common Council meeting to Waukesha North High […]

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 […]

It seems like a small issue but it highlights the ridiculousness of the mayor’s new downtown star chamber committee. George Wang, owner of Waukesha Tattoo and Galleria Edge, has been fighting a proposal to put in angle parking on his end of West Main Street. Wang, who also happens to be a blogger, believes the […]

Bucking Thanksgiving tradition But, still finding time to give thanks Every year, Thanksgiving is a time for gathering the family together for turkey, gravy, Polish sausage, cranberries (with the ridges from the can still visible), stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, cottage cheese salad, dinner rolls, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple pie, several glasses […]

Given where we are in the budget process, this may be the breathing room the city of Waukesha needs to straighten out the budget mess created by Mayor Jeff Scrima, Assembly Bill 319 allows municipal employers to make modifications in compensation and fringe benefits for an additional 90 days from the effective date of the […]

And now it’s Miller Time. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website: The city Finance Committee Thursday rejected by consensus a new $136 garbage fee championed by Mayor Jeff Scrima, and a majority of the remaining aldermen announced publicly or said in interviews that they wouldn’t vote for it, either. With the idea appearing all but […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Oct 20, 2011; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A     Garbage fee pure rubbish Fee just a tax in disguise Welcome to the parade of widows and orphans. On Tuesday, we learned that the proposed garbage fee is not about garbage collection in the city, but saving the children of Waukesha from excessive library […]