Dick Steinberg has resided in the city of Brookfield for 35 years. He served 34 years as municipal judge and has been an attorney for 50 years. He enjoys tennis, golf, biking and creative writing, which includes legal issues, sports, government and people.
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Easter Greetings to all.
This is a special weekend set aside for religious reasons and for family gatherings.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 6, is the day residents of the City of Brookfield will elect their own CEO. The taxpayers are the final word on who will determine the future development, the future tax structure and the leader in charge of your money.
We all want the same thing, low taxes, a safe place to live , good judgment and sound independent decisions.
Our new mayor is Steve Ponto. By now we all know that. It was a difficult uphill struggle to useat the incumbent in a city that supports their elected officials. And rightly so, because there is a long history of trust in our great city. This is supported by the close vote to keep the incumbent and still make a change. But the message came through loud and clear. We can and will do better.
Some of my friends did not agree with me on my open support for Steve Ponto. That is their right and I respect that. Maybe I got to know both candidates and decided Steve was the better choice.
Your Milwaukee Bucks are the toast of the town and the NBA. Why? Well to begin they lost their 2 best players, Michael Redd, early in the season, and Andrew Bogut right before the playoffs. For another team this would be the end of the season. But a smart front office and a hungry coach for a winner made them shake it off and play basketball.
The front office made a deal of deals to obtain an all star type guard and the coach made the team play like they were really friends.
Steve Ponto will become the Mayor of the City of Brookfield, Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at 7:15 pm. The ceremony will take place at the common council chambers at city hall just prior to the regular council meeting.
Voters decided by a majority to select Mayor-Elect Ponto as their leader in city government.
Packer Draft nite was something to remember. I watched the drama unfold not knowing who would be left for the Pack to pick. There were quarterbacks, running backs, defensive backs and wide receivers available. The suspense ended when the Pack chose a huge offensive lineman from Iowa/big ten conference. Bryan Bulaga at 316 lbs is the designated blocker assigned to protect Aaron Rodgers. Most experts say it is a safe choice. Most of all it is the right position to fill. With 2 aging offensive lineman coming back a rugged Big Ten performer is the primary need. More suspense from 5pm on today. So far so good.
Then the repeat of the Brewers slugfest in a 20 to 0 thumping of the Pirates. Setting the pace were Braun and Fielder and a host of others looking to improve their stats. The shutout win from Randy Wolf was a pleasure to see. With the pressure off the Brew Crew hit everything in site. The importance is that this is the first game when both the hitting and pitching were on the same wave length. Look for more hitting from players like Escobar, SS, and Weeks 2B who were not a sure thing before the season started.