Saturday, July 20th, 2019

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Sep 6, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:8A BID’s bad blood spilling into streets Council should lead to end downtown infighting if mayor won’t In the glory days of college, there was a joke among those of us working for the student newspaper covering student government. “Never have so many fought so hard for […]

Publication:Waukesha Freeman (Conley); Date:Aug 23, 2012; Section:Opinion; Page Number:6A Sprager ends her BID Resignation not a surprise given environment     It’s not exactly shocking news that Meghan Sprager, the executive director of the Downtown Business Improvement District, has decided to resign. Downtown Waukesha has become a snake pit of competing interests mostly centered on Main Street […]

In this morning’s Waukesha Freeman (just a buck on Saturday), Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima said people should question my motives for referring to Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel the open records issue with Waukesha Business Improvement District (BID) President Norm Bruce. Scrima said, “Since Mr. Bruce turned over the records free of charge, people should question the motives […]

Norm Bruce, the owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore and the President of the Business Improvement District, is under investigation by the Waukesha District Attorney’s office. Waukesha DA Brad Schimel is investigating Bruce’s alleged attempt to artificially increase the cost of an open records request made by me in February. This is from an email from […]

As part of my open records quest concerning the GuitarTown project, I have uncovered an attempt to artificially inflate the cost of the request sent to Norm Bruce, the owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore and the President of the Business Improvement District (BID). Bruce asked the copy vendor for the BID, Quickprint, to charge 2 […]

Business Improvement District President Norm Bruce, owner of Martha Merrill’s Bookstore, provided a paper copy of the emails that I requested instead of the electronic versions. However, he did not charge me like he intended, a charge I refused to pay. The issue came to a head today when I gave him a 9:00 AM […]

Mark Pitsch wrote an op-ed that appeared in Friday’s Waukesha Freeman, and I strongly suggest reading the whole thing. No, the column isn’t friendly to Republicans, but that’s not what this website or the work that I do elsewhere is about either. I think the lumps he delivers are well-placed. There’s one point in his […]