A special request from our friends, The Friends of the Monarch Trail.
The American Transmission Company wants to route some high power lines through the county grounds. (So much for Wauwatosa’s promise to safeguard the grounds.) Tonight is the final open house regarding the final route and form of these power lines.
Eddee Daniel has [...]
Every year, the Friends of the Monarch Trail hold an annual kick off to the Monarch migration season. This year, that event was held on Saturday night.
My wife and I went there. When we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised by the large turn out they had. The parking lot was full and there was [...]
Grassroots Tosa is hosting a Community Forum to discuss the effects that Scott Walker’s proposed budget would have on his hometown of Wauwatosa.
The forum will be held on Tuesday, May 24th, in the Firefly Room of the Wauwatosa Library, located at 76th St and North Avenue. The forum will run from 7 – 8:45 [...]
A few days ago, we informed you that five members of the Wauwatosa Common Council had signed a petition calling for a special session to be held. The subject of said special session was to revisit the contracts with city employees which the Common Council had rejected last month. The Aldermen who signed the petition [...]
Like many of the municipality and county governments in Southeast Wisconsin, the City of Wauwatosa was caught in a bind regarding its contracts with its unions. With the fear of Scott Walker’s draconian budget looming over them, the Wauwatosa City Council followed their recent string of bad decisions of allowing the desecration of the [...]
For the past couple of years, Milwaukee County has been trying to sell thenortheast quadrant of the county grounds to the UWM Foundation, a misleadingly-named group of land developers that want to build an engineering school on the grounds. They also want to build hotels, restaurants, high end apartments and other assorted businesses on the [...]
Things don’t look good for the Monarchs, the Monarch Trail, or the tax payers.
First a little update.
The newly-named interim Chancellor of UWM, Michael Lovell, had a number of the professors from his department appear at the Wauwatosa Plan Commission last night to say how desperately they need to expand their school. What apparently [...]
The Wauwatosa Plan Commission votes 5-1 to stick it to the Monarchs and the tax payers in one TIF motion.
The only hope now is the Common Council as a whole shows a greater willingness to listen to their constituents and to common sense.
This news is made all the more depressing considering that the [...]
In Sunday morning’s copy of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Editorial Board put up a piece which blurs the line between an editorial and an advertisement.
First they are singing the praises of UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago for his “vision.” The only vision that Santiago has been expressing of late is being at another school [...]
Yesterday morning, the City of Wauwatosa held a meeting to review the TIF proposal with very short notice. Even though they were advised that the plan is very speculative and that there are many things could go wrong, one could tell that many of the city’s elected leaders were being drawn to it like moths [...]