Tom grew up in Milwaukee, bartended in Wauwatosa in the '70s and moved here in 1984.
Commentary, observations and musings about the outdoors, life in general and maybe Tosa politics and personalities will be the order of the day. He savors a lively debate as much as terrific cooking.
In case you missed it, Wauwatosa is gearing-up for another mayoral campaign. So far we have three announced contenders. Here’s the current roll and my initial appraisals:
Jill Didier – A tad thin on resume but has experience in city government. I reside in her aldermanic district. She came out swinging with her early attack on Mayor Estness over the city’s compliance with state law over the proposed taxation of high-end, independent senior housing. More on that stink later. Since Mayor Estness isn’t running for reelection Didier will have define her campaign around other issues of substance.
I recently recovered from a bad case of poison ivy.
I know what poison ivy looks like and I know where it lives. I avoid it like the plague.
A while ago there was some seditious talk over at the Tosa Town Square about a chili cook-off. It has resurfaced.
If someone can pull this-off, I'm in.
Curious to learn more about the possibility of taxing high-end senior independent living facilities I stopped at City Hall recently.
I took the time to peruse a pile of letters and emails, measuring about an inch and a half thick, that had been received by the mayor, the assessor and members of the City Council on this subject.
Try the sport that is Sweeping the Nation.
At the Wauwatosa Curling Club - located in the Muellner Building at Hart Park.
The possibility of property taxes being assessed on luxury, independent senior living facilities has been shifted to the back burner while the City Attorney's office and legal counsel for the senior communities lock horns.
Frankly, I'm disappointed that the public hearing to be held by the Committee of the Whole for tomorrow evening has been called-off.
Ha. I thought that title would grab you.
While having coffee with girlfriend this morning I mused over the attention that this topic seems to have garnered. It has occurred to me that more than once someone has postulated that the Greatest Generation has paid enough in taxes (or something to that effect) and seniors shouldn't pay any more in property taxes.
Had an opportunity to join a couple of my deer hunting buddies this morning at the Crawfish River Hunting Preserve.
The rather animated discussion about global warming being held on the TTS took-off on a weird tangent this afternoon.
The subject turned to my tomatoes