Oh, this thing is on.

Brush off the dust and look back in time: I had a blog. Yeah, remember blogs? This is on, and I can still use it. Excellent. I wrote this in December 2019, but to adhere to a state law that mandates elected officials cannot use public resources to contact more than 50 people at aContinue reading “Oh, this thing is on.”

DotW {x + 13}; Election Season Special

One reason the timing of this pandemic is so poorly timed (and really, did it even consider asking us?) is that it’s cropped up during a major election season here in America. In particular, it has thrown an already-wild Spring Election into a further state of wildness. Absentee ballots are the hot thing now. I’veContinue reading “DotW {x + 13}; Election Season Special”

{x + 11} DotW; virtual meetings, keys misplaced, exponential messes

Hola amigos, I know it’s been a while since rapped at ya, but man things have just been whack over here since this shitdog Corona virus started kicking ass. One of my coworkers at the old gas station as telling me about it, and I was like, yeah! I mean, if it’s a Corona virus,Continue reading “{x + 11} DotW; virtual meetings, keys misplaced, exponential messes”

Day {x + 9} of The Weird is the new normal

It looks like the next meeting of the county government’s Board of Supervisors will proceed via an online meeting. I need to get that set up for myself by next Thursday morning. At this rate, that feels like it’s two weeks away, rather than just five days. Because time dilution got really bad right beforeContinue reading “Day {x + 9} of The Weird is the new normal”

The Weird Starts to Gets Worse

The little deadly virus is spreading, fast, exactly as predicted by U.S. Government experts who were summarily ignored by the Trump Administration. Well done, guys. Very. Well. Done. Who could possibly have seen that coming? Anyway. With that gobsmackingly dense bit of business out of the way, let us discuss a far more sanguine matter:Continue reading “The Weird Starts to Gets Worse”

Dat meetin was a doozy

Day {x+2} of The Weird It’s quite something to be part of a government that’s actively responding to the #novelcoronavirus. At the same time, I remember how I described the running for the County Board back in 2010: “It’s what you want it to be.” (Note the clever Sugar reference; 88.9 RadioMilwaukee even picked itContinue reading “Dat meetin was a doozy”

A good reason to get some sleep

The reason to get some sleep: the Milwaukee County Board Finance and Audit Committee meets tomorrow at 11AM. Most of our committee meetings were cancelled this month due to the public health threat of COVID-19. Originally, Finance was to meet immediately after the Health and Human Needs Committee… but it was cancelled. Similarly, I cancelledContinue reading “A good reason to get some sleep”

2016 Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Gardens Schedule

Here is the schedule for the Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Gardens! Here it is in PDF format. Holler Park is in the 14th district, which I represent. The permanent Humboldt Park Beer Garden and South Shore Park Terrace, and Estabrook Park Beer Garden, will all be reopening, dates TBD.

County Board to hold public hearing on Mitchell Park Domes [updated]

The (mostly?) temporary  closure of the Mitchell Park Domes due to safety concerns is old news by now. This is a direct result of the deferred maintenance that has plagued the Milwaukee County Parks System for far too many years now — and I argue deferred maintenance is a direct cause of the tragedy at O’Donnell ParkContinue reading “County Board to hold public hearing on Mitchell Park Domes [updated]”