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.
If the budget is so difficult for city hall to resolve then it is certainly more difficult for us outsiders to understand.
Many suggestions have been made by citizens, including myself, and an open report of those suggestions will be a nice gesture by city hall.
One suggestion has been to create a citizens oversight board to review where our money goes dollar for dollar, and to publish a reader friendly line item detailing each dollar item from all departments.
Another, was to publish the job/employment descriptions for each city employee at city hall, not including elected officials, but including the time/hours spent for each task.
Silence will not be satisfactory.