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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.

Dissecting Mayor Ryan McCue's Re-election Flyer Part 2

2010 Election, Cudahy, Election, Mayor, McCue

My comments will be in blue and red under each item.

 

Economic Experience

 

  • Managed and presented balanced budgets in each year of administration

YAWN…First, it is the duty of the Mayor to do the budget!  State law requires a balanced budget and Mayor McCue accomplished the balancing by raising taxes/fees.  So this was just putting words together in hopes to fool people that he did something wonderful.

 

  • Received an upgrade in the city’s bond rating due to proper fiscal management

This is one of a few bright spots for Mayor McCue.  Cudahy has moved from A+, which it had from 2007 to 'AA- in 2010.  Standard&Poor's Ratings Services assigned its 'AA-' long-term rating, and stable outlook, to Cudahy, Wis.'s series 2010 taxable general obligation (GO) bonds.

AAA is the highest rating and there are three major national bond-rating agencies, Standard & Poor’s, Fitch Ratings, and Moody’s Investors Services

Where does Cudahy stack up to?  Sottsdale Arizona is one of a handful of municipalities achieving top ratings from all three.  High bond ratings mean the city is able to sell General Obligation bonds to finance voter-approved capital projects, including new parks, libraries, pools, and roads, at lower interest rates.  The ratings also increase the value of existing General Obligation bonds for investors.

What ratings do other cities have check here.

 

  • Invested in local businesses

Not sure what he is getting at.  Sounds good, but what does it exactly mean, I have no idea.  TIF, TID, loans, grants, city owned property, what???????

 

  • Advocated for restoration of historic properties in Cudahy

Another one that sounds good, but what is it exactly?  A check of the city’s new website http://www.cudahy-wi.gov/cudahy/home/default.asp I don’t see a historic item.  Not sure if this is a feel good item or if there is substance.  Remember from part 1 I said this has more questions than answers.

 

  • Held the line on ensuring family supporting jobs for Cudahy residents.

Okay, Cudahy lost jobs of family supporting GE and Cudahy Tannery come to mind.  I think Mayor McCue’s holding of the line is just on paper and the number is held with a minus sign '-'

 

  • Cleaned up Iceport site, paving the way for a future development

Mayor McCue left out with taxpayer money!  It is premature to say it is cleaned up.  The footings are still in and the land is still contaminated.  Another shotty McCue bullet point that is vague or not completely true!  The city taxpayers are on the hook for the land and cleanup not some developer.  Gee thanks Mayor McCue for using our tax dollars to do that!!!!

 

I would like to point out something a reader informed me of.  Many of the signs in support of Mayor McCue are on vacant lots and rental properties.  Many of the rental properties signs have been disappearing.  I am not sure, if the landowner is telling the renter to pull the sign or if someone is stealing the signs.  It is against the law and wrong to steal a sign, so please don’t do it! 

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