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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Let's revisit the City of Brookfield budget now that the big election is over and focus our attention on the progress our city hall representatives , both elected, appointed and hired have made.
A timely updated public report would be a good start, from the Mayor, and even a refresher summary is in order to remind us of what has been done so far to reduce spending.
Veterans day at American Legion Post 449 was a tribute to those who served in the military during a wartime period. It is the second year that the memorial service was sponsored by SAL(Sons of American Legion).
For the second year I was asked to by the keynote speaker, and as a member of Post 449 and their Judge Advocate I was proud to accept.
Since pro basketball made its debut in Milwaukee, from the Milwaukee Shooting Stars to the Milwaukee Hawks to the champion Milwaukee Bucks of Lou Alcindor fame, the fan support base has been strong. Recent years have seen fair to mediocre teams fall to better teams.
The present Milwaukee Bucks are a product of their loyal and generous owner, Mr. Herb Kohl. He never gives up and never stops trying to bring a winner home.
The bidding war for C.C. Sabathia, baseball pitcher elite, is firing up with the Yankees historical offer of 140 Million. The price tag is too high. Babe Ruth earned $80,000 during a depression year and he exclaimed that he had a better year then the President. The Brewers are making a fair offer in a recession year and there is no guarantee that C.C. had or will have a better year than the President. This is not meant to be a pun.
The Brewers, like many other baseball franchises, have already been burnt by paying astronomical salaries to baseball players who did not earn the money. (Sheets, Suppan, Hall and Gagne), all of whom are still on the roster.
Quid Pro Quo is a legal term defined in Black's Dictionary, as "what for what; something for something; used in law for the giving of one valuable thing for another; it is nothing more than the mutual consideration which passes between the parties to a contract, and which renders it it valid and binding."
The Mayor of the City of Brookfield, Jeffrey Speaker, since first being elected, has defined himself as a member and supporter of the Republican Party and therefore he is bound by the political principles of a partisan political organization whose sole purpose is to elect Republicans to public office.
The failing economy raises the cry loud and clear for more open government, the right of the people to know and to understand.
This right to open government is not limited to the feds but is all inclusive of our own local government.