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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City of Brookfield residents, including myself and my senior peers, take pride in our community and everything it offers. We simply are the best.
But the fact is that we all are faced with serious monetary concerns that make it necessary to change our lifestyles and curb our spending. The problem is that city hall does not get it.
My research into certain items already described in my prior writings have resulted in wondering whether the reality of budget cuts for 2010 are fact or fiction.
The entire budget has a long history that cannot be ignored because of the precedent set in prior years that has had the input of learned staff and public officials. After reading 83 pages of economic reasoning I realize that it was only the tip of the iceberg. There are trained people at city hall and public officials who are privy to every facet that is included in budgets. For a person that has another life and other obligations the research needed to have a good opinion is enormous.
Right on from City Hall thanks to City Clerk, Kris Schmidt, with the cooperation of Tom Grisa and Robert Scott. It is refreshing receive a prompt response to my open records request.
My request concerns important issues that have been the subject of various blogs and talk among st the local residents. Here are my questions and the responses.