I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
My take is Mayor McCue will speak for most of the time and only allow for a few questions due to time constraints. Planned?????
Here are questions from readers:
Mayor Ryan McCue, you are an Irish Catholic and a church going person why did you pick this Thursday, during the largest religious week, the holy week to hold this important meeting. As you are aware that you cannot even have a funeral after 5:00pm Friday until Monday after Easter!
What are the plans for the site formerly Thirsty Moose?
What current negotiations are happening with businesses to revive the City of Cudahy? Please be specific.
Schools, PTAs, Police, Fire have all used the PhoneBlast system to notify important information, has the Mayor and local officials thought about using this to get out information?
How are the Cudahy Schools doing compared to local, state and national? Please be specific in ranking of each section. What plans and actions are being promoted to increase quality education in Cudahy?
Have local businesses been approached to help in mentoring and volunteering at local schools for programs such as LegoRobotics, Odyssey of the Mind, or other educational and artistic enrichment programs?
What are the duties and responsibilities of the City of Cudahy? Are these different from other cities? If so, why?
Did you run on an anti-Wal-Mart platform?
Why is the city proposing to pay $30 million dollars for the ice port site?
Why did you move from the old mayor's office, which you said was too closed off and dark, yet was open and easily accessible to the public? Then you chose to move from that old office to the glassed in office only to spend thousands to wall it off. Would it not made more sense or better yet, any sense to just remodel the old Mayor’s office?
Why was a referendum not done for Wal-Mart in Cudahy?
Is it true that there was/is another Tannery company interested in moving in the Cudahy Tannery?
Is the city still looking into purchasing the Cudahy Tannery to put a road in on Edgerton?
Did you turn in for any reimbursement of costs or damages due to your house being vandalized to the city?
Since I will not be able to attend Mayor McCue’s State of The City Address, I have made up a list of questions that maybe someone in the crowd could ask and hopeful Mayor McCue will answer them. There are an awful lot of questions Mayor McCue could just demystify for us!
Mayor McCue it might help you to divulge some of these in your speech instead of making your speech a pre-campaign diatribe.
How would you grade yourself as Cudahy’s Mayor?
What are your job duties?
Do you feel the Cudahy Mayor’s job is part time?
Does the city staff work for the Mayor?
What are the goals for Lara Fritts?
Who keeps track of your sick, personal days, and vacation time?
Why is there no City car use policy and log put in place yet?
Once the city takes possession of the property, when do they propose beginning environmental remediation, and how much will it cost the taxpayers?
Why could we not get a scout or school group to adopt and plant flower baskets rather than paying thousands of dollars to a company which no longer has it's business located in the city of Cudahy?
With residential homes devaluing at a rate of 5 to 10 % per year, how do you to propose to balance the budget yearly with the cities overall value in a declining mode?
In your 2007 campaign platform you claimed, “The past two budgets, Mayor Hohenfeldt has presented deficit budgets” do you have an evidence to back up that claim?
Why doesn’t Cudahy have a defined downtown and since it doesn’t how can the Master Plan call for certain things to happen downtown if one is not defined?
Are you going to hold a referendum so the citizens can vote on the KRM since this is a very big deal that will affect the Cudahy residents vastly?
Was it your idea to put flowerpots on the light polls downtown?
Are you okay with 97 of 250 city jobs being held by non-Cudahy residents including our Police Chief, Superintendent of our schools and now our Fire Chief?
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If you have a question for Mayor Ryan McCue just post it in the comments section!