Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Waukesha Freeman September 3, 2015 Page 6A Opinion Sunset Homes too big to fail Close vote a chance to do over The residents of the Sunset Homes Condominiums were not disappointed Tuesday. City staff recommended an amendment to an existing tax incremental district (TID) to loan the condo board $1.6 million to fix up the […]

City of Waukesha Alderman Joe Pieper’s letter to his constituents, including his prepared remarks to the Common Council: To my neighbors in the 4th District: On Tuesday the Common Council voted 7-6 to amend TID 22 to pave the way for a $1,650,000 loan to the Sunset Homes Condo Association from partners of Investors Choice Lending.  […]

The following is a letter from city of Waukesha Alderman Aaron Perry to Mayor Shawn Reilly regarding amending the TID to give a loan to Sunset Homes condominiums. – JW Mayor Reilly, I hope this finds you well as you return from vacation. I am contacting you regarding the Common Council vote of 7-6 on […]

The Waukesha Common Council voted Tuesday 7-6 to amend a TID to loan $1.6 million to the Del Boca Vista  Sunset Homes Condominiums despite a revelation Tuesday night that the condo board had been offer, and rejected, a$500,000 loan by a private bank. Mayor Shawn Reilly was absent so Alderman Andy Reiland presided. Reilly had previously […]

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 […]

The following is an email from Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly on July 3rd to the members of the Common Council trying to explain the decision to only pick up debris from the city trees that were damaged in a storm on June 30th. Debris from trees not owned by the city will not be picked […]

State Senator Mary Lazich is endorsing Scott Allen for state assembly in the 97th district. From the press release, “Scott will bring a strong, experienced conservative voice and proven leadership to the State Assembly.  The Assembly will benefit from Scott’s business background,” said Senator Lazich. Senator Lazich’s support builds on Allen’s growing community recognition and […]

Update! 6:57 PM  All discussions of the BID were tabled for this evening. – JW   At tonight’s city of Waukesha finance committee meeting, the committee will be discussing the BID audit and what to do with the funds. Some property owners have found a number of questionable expenditures of BID funds that appear to […]

Waukesha Freeman 4/17/14 Page A7 Opinion A kind of government to show your kids When I get asked about what I am going to write about in the post-Jeff Scrima era, I laugh and point out the number of races unfolding in the state for the fall elections. My son, Will, has a different suggestion. […]

Waukesha Freeman 11/07/2013, Page A08  Mayor’s vetoes the result of poor leadership  Scrima’s grandstanding creates unnecessary tension   On Tuesday night the Waukesha Common Council voted to override Mayor Jeff Scrima’s vetoes of the increases in salaries for the mayor and the aldermen. The increases will not take effect until a new term in office. In defending […]