Life continues to be a challenge for Franklin Alderman Steve Taylor and today he is awaiting his coronation as the new Milwaukee County Supervisor of the 9th District. Taylor is replacing a current “do nothing, inaccessible” County Supervisor so you would think he has free sailing, at least for a little while. Not so fast AlderVisor Steve (sorry, I borrowed this new title for our man from Franklin from a FranklinNow commenter Rachel Ann) as it looks like he is being assaulted on several fronts.
Over the past several days, FranklinNow blogger Kevin Fischer has pointed out the highlights found on Milwaukee airwaves, with conservative talk show host Mark Belling’s criticism of the soon to be AlderVisor. Fischer wrote how Belling questions Steve Taylor’s presumed conservative stances on three blogs. In these blogs Fischer is calling into question Taylor’s actual intentions on one of his first votes as a Supervisor for the new County Supervisor Chairmanship. Belling states, Taylor has committed himself to voting for liberal Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic.
Mark Belling on Franklin’s Steve Taylor: An “obnoxious sellout to conservatives” – (3/12/2012) FranklinNOW
UPDATE: Mark Belling on Franklin’s Steve Taylor: An “obnoxious sellout to conservatives” – (3/13/2012) FranklinNOW
What does Steve Taylor do now? – (3/14/2012) FranklinNOW
Top this all off with what is coming up at the next Common Council meeting on Tuesday April 17 at 6:30pm.
Here are two of the Council Agenda Items that will discussed at the meeting on Tuesday night:
Mayor Tom Taylor has requested that the City Attorney address the two following questions:
1) Can a Milwaukee County Supervisor at the same time hold the position of Alderman in the City of Franklin?
2) Can a Milwaukee County Supervisor at the same time hold the position of Acting Mayor in the City of Franklin?
Next item up for Council Action has been a request to act on the following Advisory Referendums that passed in the April 3, 2012 election in the City of Franklin.
With 7,453 total ballots cast, the Franklin Board of Canvassers certified the following results:
Question 1: Do you support compensating the position of Milwaukee County Supervisor at a level that reflects the position being considered part-time in nature?
Yes - 5,542 No – 1,089
Question 2: Shall the size of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors be reduced from the current number of eighteen (18) supervisors to nine (9) supervisors?
Yes – 5,830 No – 856
So folks given that none of the Alderman or the Mayor supported Steve Taylor in his run for County Supervisor, it sort of goes without saying that they may be looking to wiping Steve Taylors sh*t eating grin off his face. He is going into a den of “seasoned” politicians who love to wipe their posteriors with the likes of Taylor. I really look forward to his close knit relationship he has developed over time with County Supervisor John Weishan of the 16th District. I am sure there will be snickering by his fellow Supervisors when he brings up his memorable days as Alderperson in the La Crosse or as the President of the Goosetown Neighborhood Association.
But I am sure the AlderVisor (thanks Rachel Ann) will be telling the Common Council that he can juggle Alderman, CCP, and Insurance Salesman for CountryFried.
Will Steve be Restrained at Meetings?