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From the Desk of Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt
If hindsight has 20/20 vision forethought is like a hawks with 20/2 vision!
I just want to let people know the recount was performed this morning and the results show the election results were accurate and perfect for both the Mayoral count in District 3 and the Aldermanic count in District 3.
I want to take this opportunity to thank the voters who have voted for me, and all citizens of Cudahy that I will represent while I serve as Mayor. I would also like to thank my family, all of the volunteers, supporters, residents who put up signs, talked to their friends, reminded everyone to vote, and those who gave me a few minutes of their time to listen to me, and share your concerns and ideas for the community.
Jay Weber’s of WISN radio 1130 on Cudahy post-election thoughts on Mayoral Elect John Hohenfeldt and on my aldermanic race.
I want to give congratulations to John Hohenfeldt, Justin Moralez, Mary Schissel, Jason Litkowiec, and Dick Bartoshevich.
It was nice to see Alderman Otto make it to the meeting so the Third District had representation. Now when he came in I did say hi Mr. Otto but he wouldn’t even look at me or acknowledge me or those people I was with who said hi as well.
So I was told by a member of Get it Now’s management that their District Manager on Thursday March 7, 2013 made the decision that once the lease is up in 2 years they are moving!
So many of you know I stated that Cudahy’s Economic Development Director Brian Biernat’s focus has not been on development but on his other job duties!
I am NOT a Johnny Come Lately on Packard Plaza nor am I just now discovering development should have been one of Mayor Day’s top priorities. He is too little too late!
Some people have claimed it was a shock that I was running for alderman. I have taken all of this with great thought and anyone that has been reading the blog since 2010 knew I would be running for Alderman in 2013 as I talked about it in many blog posts.
This last weekend, I heard something that was not exactly the truth but a revisionist who is a politician (Cudahy Mayor Day) hoping to get re-elected (fudging) and he was caught off guard when talking to another elected official (Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski) about Wal-Mart.
Office space fills as rents drop
I want people to take notice that one of the Mayor’s JOBS is economic development and the pursuit of finding, attracting and bring (landing) them in!
I am told that people get it, Cudahy has a development problem, and they know Mayor Day has done very little if anything to address it let alone fix it!
Sears Holding Corp – Kmart
Further below is the meeting agenda. As you all look at, notice Mayor Day is going to give updates to Packard Plaza. So do you think if I didn’t make this a big point and it wasn’t an election year he would be talking about it?
Candidate Mayor Day,
I have talked about that development is a major issue in Cudahy and that our different segments of City Government pertaining to it are not on the same page, no check that, not even in the same book. It is dysfunctional and with dysfunctional things it is spreading to other things. It spreads like cancer.
So if you travel to the Cudahy Economic Development site you will see this:
So my wife was at the Franklin Wal-Mart checking out and two women in front of her were talking about the new South Milwaukee Wal-Mart opening in April.
Dear soon to be elected Mayor,
Well I have talked about the City of Cudahy’s Economic Development website and how out of date it was. Basically untouched since Lara Fritts left in 2010.
Cudahy’s Economic Development Director Brian Biernat is looking for an assistant at $40k plus benefits to make up for the work he cannot do given his focus is on inspection.
I would like to thank the Cudahy residents who gave me a few minutes of their time as we met at your door during the December holiday season as I kicked off my campaign for Mayor. I have listened closely to your concerns for our city, which I share with you.
The Cudahy Wal-Mart battle showed exactly why Cudahy is/has been on a downslope – NIMBY
Mayors are to be the biggest cheerleader for the city.
Thank you Dan Vnuk for letting people know about this!
It is apparent that people are not remembering how things really were in 2006.
I happen to run into former Cudahy Mayor John Hohenfeldt. The first thing I said to him is please run for Cudahy Mayor, please run! We need you!
So it is that time again that we find ourselves with a City that just doesn’t want to get information to the public! It makes me think that underhanded things happen and are happening. This leads us to have to fish for information and lets rumors fly. Well you know I will air them out and let things fall where they may. Flush them out and bring light to them in a city so bent on keep people in the dark which keeps the rumor mill working overtime.
Well I keep hearing from people around Cudahy that Aldi’s is looking at leaving and moving to… yep, you guessed it, South Milwaukee. Oh yeah not far from the Wal-Mart and to an area with more traffic.
Someone, anyone, do you know why the illegal meeting minutes of the Cudahy Reorganization Committee held March 29, which were probably approved by the Common Council are not out on the city’s website?
Well the Roadrunner Milwaukee terminal is history in Cudahy. They have moved to Brown Deer.
So after an illegal meeting and an invalid vote, Mayor Day is rushing this to the agenda!
City Attorney Eberhardy,
I was able to attend the meeting and Wisconsin State Open Meetings Law Violation occurred during the meeting.
So everyone today is another meeting of the minds @ 5:30pm at Cudahy City Hall.
I would like to see the Elected Officials of Cudahy get serious about the real things plaguing our City.
The great committee of super thinkers will approve and advise the Common Council to move forward with Reorganizing the City of Cudahy and moving towards a Part Time Mayor and Full Time Administrator.
Remember - Reading between the lines and the intent of all of this!
This synopsis below comes from one of the few people to attend this meeting.
Remember how a few people like Mike the Dead President who thinks I don’t know what I am talking about and am misinformed.
So I received this email:
I heard that there is the possibility of a school referendum being considered for the November ballot.
Well people, it seems you and I are causing Mayor Day and his efforts to reorganize the City to his needs some issues. “We” seem to be undermining his efforts in the dark of the night to bring these things to reality.
Let’s get some background information so we are all on the same page. We will then go over why we don’t need them and then some brutally honest questions and comments.
Let me start out by saying this information has NOT been validated and should be taken as a rumor until proven factual.
While I get a few emails monthly that my blogs are just chucked full of negative things including portraying a negative image of Cudahy, I have to stop and consider if that is the truth!
December 12 1945 – The Milwaukee Journal
Monday June 5th 1989 - The Milwaukee Journal
I am sure most readers have seen the MJS article titled “Ex-Iceport site in Cudahy draws interest” if not here it is:
Here is the memo floating around (see below). I am shocked they didn’t leave the pictures that I guess have been accompanying the memo.
I heard from Cudahy Alderman Dick Bartoshevich that he never supported McCue and he is not sold on a city Administrator. In fact, he said at Otto's meeting that the costs were not what people want to hear about.
So, the subject of a Part Time Mayor and the hiring of a City Administrator is a cause of great concern along with the speed at which Mayor Day wants it done. Before the 2013 election cycle!
Fellow blogger Heather Liban wrote a very nice post titled “Using Email Etiquette” and one of her readers – GregfromCudahy writes this comment:
Listen up Mayor Day, Alderpersons and the Head of the
When are the powers that be in Cudahy going to wake up?????
I just wanted to thank Mayor Day for getting the graffiti on the MMSD Bridge, just off of Edgerton and Delaware, taken care of.
I know Mayor Day already knows that “Development” in