Reelect Mayor Neitzke
To the editor,
I enthusiastically support the re-election of Mayor Mike Neitzke on April 4. Mike, a Greenfield native, is a visionary leader and ultimate team player who has worked with many in the city and community to make Greenfield a better place, while at the same time holding the line on taxes.
During his tenure, there has been a continued focus on public safety, quality economic development, upgraded roads and neighborhoods and an expansion of quality of life opportunities and facilities such as the new library, the community center (remodeled and operated without tax levy dollars) and the farmers market and amphitheater at Konkel Park.
Neitzke has certainly earned another term as our mayor. I humbly ask you to join me and vote for him on April 4.
Re-elect Alderman Bruce Bailey
To the editor,
It has been my privilege to serve as Greenfield's Second District Alderman. I enjoy representing and serving the residents and taxpayers of the district. I try to keep everyone informed of all the new changes within the City of Greenfield through my quarterly newsletters. My door has always been open to those who had complaints or concerns. I pride myself on promptly addressing these issues.
I look forward to using my experience in law enforcement, years on the Greenfield School Board and my active involvement in my church as well as the community as an alderman. I will continue my commitment to public safety, pursuing quality economic development (expanding the tax base, creating new jobs) and maintaining and repairing our roads and infrastructures. I will vote in ways that will ensure our tax dollars are spent effectively and efficiently (working to hold the line on spending and taxes).
Community members can feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414-321-8225, if they have any questions, concerns or suggestions. I ask for community members' votes on April 4 to help re-elect me as their alderman.
I thank the community for all its support, and I look forward to serving as alderman for the next three years.
Alderman Bruce Bailey
Don’t let school board bully you on referendum
To the editor,
Due to its recent negligence in money management, the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District will hold meetings this month to persuade, or bully, taxpayers into voting for the district's proposed $12.5 million operational referendum on April 4. Members of Christian Civil Liberties Union will attend some of these meetings to encourage voters to vote no on the referendum and to vote against the two incumbents who were board members while this money squandering took place.
Former school board members and two current board members, Patricia Kehrin and Sue Sujecki, blew through millions of dollars on reckless spending and now want residents to pay for it. The board is trying to scare people into voting for the referendum by threatening to cut music and sports activities if it fails.
The same people who are responsible for mishandling millions are the same people that you trust to set forth guidelines that determine moral conduct in the schools, including what restroom can be used by transgendered students. These people do not have the children's best interests in mind.
The board is to do what is right and to hold the responsible parties accountable. This referendum can easily be avoided by cutting board member and teacher salaries, bonuses and perks; and doing away with smaller class sizes by putting more students back into the classrooms with competent people to teach them. Taking these steps would save approximately $3 million a year.
The following is a list of all upcoming meetings set by the school board:
6 p.m. Thursday, March 16
Lane Intermediate School, 1300 S. 109th St.
9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25
Nathan Hale High School,11601 W. Lincoln Ave.
6 p.m. Thursday, March 30
West Allis Central High School, 8516 W. Lincoln Ave.
Christian Civil Liberties Union
Editor’s note: This letter was edited for length.