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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The City of Brookfield a perfect opportunity in the upcoming elections to elect Aldermen who are willing to reduce the size of government. We can become a leader of conservative government which is smaller and more fiscally sound. A step in the right direction.
There are 7 Aldermanic districts and 14 Aldermen elected which means having 2 Aldermen for each district.
There are no official division of duties in each district and the district Aldermen can disagree on an issue.
The city has a Mayor who presides over the common council consisting of 14 Aldermen who make decisions for their own districtrs and the city as a whole. One Alderman from each of the 7 districts is sufficient to have capable representatrion.
New Berlin and Menomonee Falls have close to the same population as the City of Brookfield, and both have a governing body of 7. It works for them and it can work for us.
To the best of my knowledge there is nothing on the table right now to make this change effective in the near future.