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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A few weeks ago, I ran into a member of Franklin's Environmental Commission (EC) at a local restaurant.
I asked the individual how things were going on the Commission. The reply: "I don't know. We never do anything."
My wife, who was also with me, heard the comment.
This is an issue because, as I stated in the comments section of current Commissioner Greg Kowalski's blog, there must be some reason why the proposed city budget calls for elimination of the EC, especially when elimination saves the city nothing.
If an un-elected, unaccountable commission, by one of its own members, admittedly doesn't do anything, even though the work and volunteerism of those members is commendable, it's time for the EC to go.
A frequent guest on rthe comments section of these blogs made an unfounded accusation that I lied about what a commissioner told me. I'm not surprised an unfounded statement made its way onto Greg's blog since Greg makes them all the time.
I do take the accusation, a false one, very seriously. As a result, that individual is now barred indefinitely from making comments on my blog.