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The Way I See It!

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.

Ideas Floating Around On Cudahy's Common Council Future

Cudahy

I was one of the first to ask that the Cudahy’s Common Council should be staggered; at least getting the Mayor off of the Common Council’s election cycle.

 

I know Alderman Mark Otto brought this question up in his survey that he sent around to the 3rd District.

 

I do want to share an odd proposal that I heard floating around Cudahy.  Some of the old guard wants to move Cudahy back to 10 alderman!

 

The talk was to increase the Alderperson’s by a factor of 2 to have 10 total alderpersons.  Now as we know that Wauwatosa, Glendale, St. Francis, West Allis and South Milwaukee have two council members per district.

 

But here is the weird thing.  Five of the Alderpersons would be appointed by the Mayor and five elected by the people.

 

Now you know that I don’t agree with appointed positions by means of taking an elected position out of the hands of the people and giving appointed rights to either the Mayor or Common Council.

 

Posts I did before on appointed:

 

The People Know Better

 

Elected Or Appointed

 

This is just an idea that someone started floating around and I think the idea is bad and hope it is just someone testing the waters on the idea and they see “The People” will not go for it!

 

Related info

 

 

 

Tosa vote would kill bid to reduce Common Council

By Tom Kertscher of the Journal Sentinel

 

Posted: Oct. 6, 2009

 

Wauwatosa — The Common Council, the largest in Milwaukee County, will be asked Tuesday night to kill a proposal to reduce its size from 16 aldermen to 10.

 

The proposed change in council size would be placed on file with no action taken, according to the agenda for the 7:30 p.m. meeting.

 

The council, meeting as the Committee of the Whole Sept. 15, voted 12-1 with three aldermen absent to recommend that the council file the proposal.

 

Four former aldermen spoke against the proposal, which won support only from Ald. Dennis McBride, according to minutes from that meeting.

 

Here are the number of aldermen in the county's other cities, according to each city's Web site:

 

Cudahy and Greenfield: 5

 

Franklin, St. Francis and Oak Creek: 6

 

South Milwaukee: 8

 

West Allis: 10

 

Glendale: 12

 

Milwaukee: 15

 

Like Wauwatosa, the councils in Glendale, St. Francis, West Allis and South Milwaukee have two aldermen per district; the other cities have one.

 

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/63604842.html

 

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