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.
The Committee on Employee Relations met tonight on the subject of mayoral salary and compensation. Mind you this has nothing to do with Mayor Didier. This has everything to do with the mayoral term beginning in April of 2012.
Not my words - but those of Alderman Meaux. Why keep up with the Joneses? This, a rather succinct summation from the Second District Alderman who was speaking from the audience in attendance at last night's meeting of the Committee on Employee Relations. He also reiterated the notion that - More money doesn't guarantee a quality mayoral candidate.
So what's up with the County Exec pandering to the quitter from Alaska?
Tosa's Legislation, Licensing and Communications Committee has approved an advisory referendum on voter identification.
I know that at least one of my 38 readers suspects that I dislike the Mayor. Therefore I want to go on record and make it abundantly clear that nothing could be further from the truth. I try to get through life without the burden of hauling around all sorts of dislike. That kind of negativity will take years off of your life so I reserve my dislike for a small number of really bad people.
On Tuesday of this week I took the opportunity to sneak out of the day job so that I could attend the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation's Leadership Luncheon.
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I was talking with a friend over dinner last night who expressed his chagrin over local politics.
In case any of you are looking for something to do the Mayor is holding her very first Town Hall Meeting next Tuesday.
If any of you aren't doing anything tonight you might want to join me at City Hall at 6:30. Committee Room #1 to be exact.
Since I live near Hart Park I'm excited to know that the city is finally going to get serious about making the park improvements come together. Heck, I'm actually grateful. This is an investment in our community that all Tosans are going to benefit from and can be proud-of. Generations to follow will thank us for polishing this gem.
Tuesday evening I went over to City hall to catch the special Common Council meeting and discussion of Tosa's aldermanic selection process. It's been in the news in case you haven't noticed.
I stopped at City Hall on the way to the day job this morning and obtained copies of the latest Mayoral Campaign Finance Reports.
In keeping with my practice of performing a valuable public service I have saved all of you a trip to City Hall and $5.00 in copying costs.
The final organized Public Forum devoted to Tosa's mayoral race was held on Thursday, March 13th. I was there and it was excellent. I was told that approximately 120 people attended.
So last Sunday afternoon I returned home from hunting with girlfriend - exhausted. Looking forward to putting my feet-up, I strip down to my long johns and stretch-out in a comfortable chair to read the papers.
Three Forums so far - good ones I might add.
For details on the winning submission go to the bottom of the post-
This post comes to you remotely from somewhere in the Republic of Texas where I have been enjoying a brief vacation followed-on by day-job business.
This past Saturday hundreds of woodland owners from southeast Wisconsin gathered at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center for what we figure might have been our 30th or so winter conference. Inasmuch as it's the second largest woodland owner gathering in the state you'd think they'd keep better track of how many times they've done this.
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A recent commentator to this blog quite reasonably suggested the following:
I shoot arrows with a couple of hunting buddies once a week and we go out for dinner afterward. Over dinner the conversation generally shifts from someone's crappy form or high score to politics. Anyway, it usually does. At least lately.
Fellow Community Voice - Peter Hart - recently posted news that the Mayfair Park and Fisher Woods Neighborhood Associations are going to sponsor a debate between two of the Tosa mayoral candidates on Saturday, January 19th.
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.
Curious to learn more about the possibility of taxing high-end senior independent living facilities I stopped at City Hall recently.