Alderman Dennis McBride represents Wauwatosa's 4th District. An attorney and graduate of Wauwatosa East High School, Ald. McBride strives to be an effective, thoughtful, and nonpartisan representative for his constituents and for his hometown.
Thanks for a job well done.
Once again, City of Wauwatosa employees got us through a difficult situation. This time, it was the Blizzard of 2011.
Mechanics from the Department of Public Works (DPW) made sure that the City's snowplowing equipment was ready to roll. Then, DPW snowplow crews worked tirelessly through back-to-back snowstorms to keep our streets safe and clear. For two days and nights, while most of us slept or took the day off to remove snow from our own property, DPW crews labored with little rest around the clock so we could return to work, school, or shopping today.
Acting DPW Director Bill Wehrley and Operations Superintendent Mike Kreiter also did an excellent job of coordinating their efforts with the Fire Department so ambulances could get through the horrible conditions. As always, the Police and Fire Departments stood ready to respond to emergencies. Backing up all of these first-responders was a dedicated group of City Hall employees, in all of the other departments, who ensure that our first-responders have the money and support they need for their important work.
None of us likes to pay taxes. But the Blizzard of 2011 reminds us why we pay City taxes. The response to the blizzard also makes us grateful for the City employees who work hard, often without notice or praise, to make our City safe, clean, and livable.