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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"Jello Again", was the theme of the radio and tv favorite Jack Benny". His sponsor was jello and his humor was fun but dry. Speaking of dry my computer went dry and a new one is in the works. But times change and as I found out so does does technology.
Back to the big local news.The city of Brookfield just enacted a new law to spend $30,000 to enhance the ability of Time/Warner watchers to view and hear our local mayor present himself as an unannounced candidate. This is OK for him but in the past the mayor led us to deny $25,000 for the DARE program and to deny us $15,000 for some library reading material. This may be OK for some but I happen to support DARE and the LIBRARY for such small essential items, keeping in mind the difference between essential and non-essential spending.
To add more bad news the mayor sent out at our expense a holiday newsletter blaming the economy on his lack of leadership. Of course, it is hard to trim the budget when several years of over-spending put us in a financial bind.
Around town the word is that there will be a new mayor.
Candidates have till Jan 5 to gather 200 signatures and file.