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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Spring fever is here. It is baseball time again. the Brewers are in Arizona training for another season in a run to the play-offs. There is every reason to believe they will be will be contenders.
The pitching staff returns with 5 starting pitchers who are proven winners.
KEEP THE SIRENS.
In city government there is essential spending and non-essential spending.
My information on this subject comes from official sources, personal knowledge and my own opinions.
ALDERMAN AND COMMITTEES
"STEADY AS SHE GOES", is an instruction from the Captain to the helmsman of a ship.
The Captain wants to keep the ship heading steadily on the same course regardless of the gusts of wind or cross-currents, and to maintain the current course.
Aldermen are members of a legislative body called the common council which votes on such items as city law, ordinances, rules and regulations. There are penalties for violating the laws created, developed and voted on by the Aldermen.
An Alderman should be held to a higher standard of compliance than a lay person if only because the Alderman was involved in the decision making process.
(A FACTUAL ACCOUNT)
The State of Wisconsin, Government Accountability Board, Complaint form, has been file by myself with the City Clerk for the City of Brookfield.
For the Record, there are sometimes statements made that need correction to be factual.
1. The Brookfield Now publication of Thursday states that, in part: "Steinberg filed the complaint with the Waukesha County District Attorney.....". The facts are set forth in my prior blog. The only actual filing of a complaint was done by myself, in person, at city hall with the city clerk who presented me with an official state complaint form at my request. After completing the form in writing i presented it back to the city clerk. That ended my participation in filing a complaint.
1. The Brewers open the baseball season next Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
2. The Green Bay Packers are signing proven defenders, instead of waiting for the draft.
The intelligence and compassion of Brookfield residents is to be admired. I certainly do. In my 35 plus years as a loyal resident and public servant it has been a positive lifetime experience to live here. Our school system and city government are the best. Our people are the best of the best.
There are always a few who only see it their way and gripe about everything.