Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
That’s why it would be good for parents to watch this program Friday morning at 11:00 Milwaukee time on HLN.
There’s talk of building a new housing complex specifically for seniors in Franklin. City officials have made it clear they want no part of it. My advice to them? Careful.
I’m merely reacting to what FranklinNOW has reported in the last few weeks.
“Officials were less than enthusiastic about plans for a three-story senior housing complex at Brenwood Park Drive and Highland Park Avenue with skepticism, pointing to the high demand such facilities place on emergency services. Ken Becker of Becker Property Services and architect Bob Schultz of Third Coast Design Concepts floated conceptual plans for 62 independent-living apartment units for moderate-income seniors.”
One of the concerns magnified the architectural elitist snobbery that has been a favorite pastime of Franklin for decades. It oozes from this FranklinNOW sentence. Just get a load of this arrogance standing in the way of housing for MODERATE, not LOW, but MODERATE income seniors:
“Aldermen also were concerned with the architectural integrity of the building, insisting that its exterior feature a mixture of brick and high-end vinyl and demanding quality landscaping that blends in with the surrounding neighborhood.”
What would be the next hurdle to overcome? A minimum amount of Da Vinci paintings in the lobby?
Remember, we’re talking about one of our two most prized commodities: senior citizens (the other would be children).
So, if you’re an elected official in Franklin, and you don’t want more senior housing in Franklin, how do you go about it? In the most recent case, you rather bluntly say you don’t want it. And for your rationale, you argue:
Planning on going to the State Fair?
Be sure to stop in the Expo Center for a cocktail made with Rehorst spirits! You can see them at Hooch's AND also at Roaring Dan's bar, just inside the main entrance!
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1) The Chardhi Kala 6K memorial run/walk is one of several gatherings organized this weekend to commemorate the anniversary of the deadly shooting at the Sikh temple in Oak Creek last year. The name of the run is a concept in Sikhism that refers to a mental state of optimism and joy. Runners cross the starting line of the Chardhi Kala 6K memorial run/walk at Oak Creek High School on Saturday. Now-retired Lt. Brian Murphy of the Oak Creek Police Department, who was shot 12 times and severely injured when he responded to the shooting, addresses the crowd before the start of the race. “I think what the community of Oak Creek has shown from 10:20 on Aug. 5, 2012, until now ... is relentless optimism and the ability to work together for the common good,” he said. Journal Sentinel photos: Michael Sears
Jesse Bongiovi, son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, is on the roster as a walk-on. Bongiovi is a 5-9 1/4, 183-pound defensive back from Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y. - See more at: http://goshennews.com/localsports/x1938688038/NOTRE-DAME-FOOTBALL-Kelly-s-Irish-ready-to-roll-in-2013#sthash.D2TqHozf.dpuf
Jesse Bongiovi, son of rock star Jon Bon Jovi, is on the roster at Notre Dame as a walk-on. Bongiovi is a 5-9 1/4, 183-pound defensive back from Poly Prep in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Franklin blogger Bryan Maersch has the latest episode of Franklin school officials recklessly tossing your tax dollars around like Tootsie Rolls at an Independence Day parade.
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1) Photos of the Week (07/28/13)