Cindy moved to Brookfield in 1994 with her husband and three children in tow. It's been a very interesting seventeen years.
To my surprise, the budget is online already at the city's website. Here are the numbers.
I'm sort of, kind of, speechless. (Don't let it overwhelm you.) This is a good budget. This is a good budget thanks to Governor Scott Walker. Nearly overlooked in this article a few days ago:
I hopped in today to pick up my next read, Jonathan Safran Foer's Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and stumbled upon a goldmine. The library has recently been culling the collection and that means lots and lots of great reads cheap. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are 50 cents.
Picking up this kind of bargain is really great for traveling. If there's only a dollar involved, it doesn't hurt so badly when you realize you left a book in the back pocket of the airplane seat in front of you about the time you are at the rental car desk.
There's no doubt in my mind that two schools should have been voted closed last night. Why put the community through the decision again in two years? Jumble the boundaries once, not twice, and put this behind us. I am sad that so many on the board who consider member Glen Allgaier to be great with numbers do not take his recommendation to close both grade schools to heart. Does the board really think the decision will be any easier down the road?
A couple of other observations: