I was at City Hall last night waiting for the final results to come in. One by one the Aldermanic Districts were posted in a spreadsheet that was created by Franklin resident Randy Ritter. Randy, in case you don’t know it is very active at both City Hall (as a planning commissioner, ect.) and attends almost every school board meeting. But I digress.
As the results came in, I was pleasantly surprised to see that in each and every district, Linda Witkowski and Tim Nielson came in 1st and 2nd place for votes, even in David Works own district. Yes, by the numbers voters rejected the carte blanch pro-spending that David Works is known for. The only thing that David Works did not vote for increasing your taxes was, this past month, when the board determined Dr. Steve Patz raise for the year. One can only guess this was to be able to say that he did not vote for EVERY spending measure or to woo the anti-Patz parents. It did not work for him!
Former Member David Works
Even Pro-Spending Liberal Blogger, Greg Kowalski said of David Works:
Retaining David Works and putting Tim Nielson on the School Board also promotes what many city and community leaders are beginning to discuss relative to a “Central Park” in Franklin. This park could (and should) be the new home of several Saber athletic programs, which would mean less cost to taxpayers and newer facilities for our youth athletes, who have proven that they are some of the finest in the State of Wisconsin time and again. I have always been appreciative of Works and fellow Board Member Melissa Klein being strong advocates of looking at ALL options for the future of Saber athletics.
In other words David Works, who loved to spend your money, advocated spending more of your money as soon as possible. Parents and Taxpayers finally said NO.
A further illogical idea that Kowalski blogs was:
This is where my concern lies – because if the School Board cannot move forward soon in regards to the future of its facilities, especially the middle and high schools, we’re really going to be looking bad. I mean, we are now hosting our yearly play at the GREENDALE auditorium because we simply don’t have one, despite our community’s average household income being higher than Greendale’s.
Kowalski and one of his pet School Board members Melissa Klien look to spend your money on new athletic facility’s and now suggest we spend money on duplicate theater facility’s (Greendale had Rieman Publishing donate most of their cost). As you read it, they want it now, not later or else we are going to LOOK BAD.
Board Member - Melissa Klein
Instead maybe we can look forward with these newly elected and re-elected members, looking into money saving ventures, such as resource sharing with Greendale, Oak Creek or Hales Corners.
The time has come to spend wisely, not go on a spending rampage as Kowalski, Works and Klein propose. We as parrents and taxpayers have removed David Works from that group, soon we will have the opportunity to remove the rest.
Congratulations to both Linda Witkowski and Tim Nielson. Congratulations to all those that worked to get them elected. This however - is no time to let up.