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Who Voted For the West Waukesha Bypass?

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 1:40 PM

On November 27th, 2012 the Waukesha County Board voted to waste $65+ million of taxpayer dollars to build the West Waukesha Bypass through the Pebble Creek Environmental Corridor. We've been waiting since then for the Meeting minutes to be published.  Our goal was to list the Board members names and their vote so you might consider this at the next County Board election.  The Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass will be actively supporting opponents of  County Board members who supported the Bypass.  Unfortunately, here it is January 30th and we're still waiting for the minutes.  So, we decided not to wait any longer.  Here's the vote from that night.  I apologize to those County Board Supervisors who were absent that night!  I suggest you contact your County Clerk or Chairman.  Neither one of them even had the courtesy to get back in touch with me after I contacted them to ask for this information.

In Favor of the Bypass, Don't Vote For: Cathleen A. Slattery, Dave Falstad, Richard Morris, Jim Batzko, Janel Brandtjen, James Jeskewitz, Jennifer A. Grant, Patricia A. Haukohl, James A. Heinrich, David W. Swan, Fritz Ruf, Peter M. Wolff, Paul L. Decker, Pamela Meyer, Walter L. Kolb, Duane E. Paulson, Larry Nelson, Kathleen M. Cummings, Thomas J. Schellinger, William J. Zaborowski, Pauline T. Jaske, Keith Hammitt, Daniel J. Draeger, Gilbert W. Yerke.

Against the Bypass, Vote For: Michael Crowley

Because we haven't seen the official minutes I've chosen to publish a recap of the meeting from one of our Coalition members.  These were just some of the stupid and misinformed commentary from our supposedly issue-educated County Board Members!

Some of the sound bites that will stick with me…

  • What are we voting on?
  • This is the first I’ve heard about Pebble Creek water issue sensitivity
  • Oh, that stop sign at Madison comes up so fast! (I guess she did not see the ‘stop ahead’ signs, so we must need a bypass)
  • Everyone else has a bypass – I want one too
  • I say they were ‘visionary’ to put this on the map back in the 50s
  • We should have built it in the 80s (instead we continued to approve zoning changes for development?)
  • The State said the County must take lead on this – of course they would after shutting it down (in the past) due to citizen opposition
  • Some kind of bizarre benefit that this will somehow link the Glacial Trail, Lake Country trail, and Retzer Nature center? I think this was the same guy that summarized attendee comments as voicing concern about traffic congestion and safety, when everyone was saying just the opposite.


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