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.
I understand that a great deal of This Just In readers don’t live in Franklin and quite frankly don’t care all that much about Franklin. They really should because this municipality of some 35,000 is a troubled city facing a myriad of several major problems.
Franklin residents, before you go to bed tonight, say an extra prayer thanking God for Franklin alderman Steve Taylor. It’s obvious he clearly sees the real problems in town and wants to take swift action to address them. For example, there's our current epidemic of dogs without leashes.
I see from the Franklin Common Council agenda for Tuesday, February 3 that Alderman Taylor has this item up for consideration:
Ordinance To Require All Dogs And Cats Off The Owner’s Premises To Be On A Leash (Ald. Taylor).
Yes, it’s true. Alderman Steve Taylor wants a REQUIREMENT that all dogs and cats be on leashes when off the owner’s property. Because that’s another responsibility we certainly want to place on our police department. And what happens to violators? No doggie treats for a week?
There are talks going on between Franklin and Milwaukee County to establish an off-leash dog park in Franklin. Is this Alderman Taylor’s back-handed attempt to kill any such plan?
Currently in Franklin, dogs and cats can be off-leash if they are within 6 feet of the owner and under control. What’s wrong with that? Why does the current law need changing?
Is this such a big problem in Franklin? Have the aldermen and City Hall been inundated with numerous complaints about dogs and cats unleashed?
I am so glad and relieved that Alderman Taylor has his priorities in order. Gee, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear this was grandstanding.