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.
Mark Schaaf reports on FranklinNOW that
Mayor Tom Taylor and Alderman Tim Solomon are reportedly also assisting in this drafting effort.
Sorry, but a standard joke comes to mind. How many city of
Gee. The referendum has to be “drafted.” In other words, it has to be worded just right. Boy this is a real toughie. Hmmmmmm. What could such a referendum read like? How about………………
“Should the elected position of mayor in the city of
I think that took me about five seconds. We’re told that something could be ready for consideration by the full Franklin Common Council later this year.
Keep in mind that as far as Election Days are concerned, we‘re done for the rest of 2009. I would certainly hope that there isn’t any thought whatsoever to hold a costly special election for this silly question.
The next regularly scheduled election could come in February if there is some sort of primary. If not, then it’s April 2010. The next mayoral election in
The poll being conducted right now by FranklinNOW on this very subject isn’t scientific, but since it began, it's interesting that the numbers supporting a full-time mayor have struggled to barely stay above 20%.
No one is clamoring for this change. Why? Because
There is also a larger issue and a principle at stake here. At a time when the private sector is handing out pink slips and cutting pay and benefits, why should local government be expanding?