Thursday, October 13, 2011

Biddle Dribble #4

Milwaukee County Supervisor Eyon Biddle, Sr. has decided that not only should the privilege of serving on the Milwaukee County Board be a full time job, it should be the only job one has.

Supervisor Biddle believes that there should be an "advisory referendum" concerning the employment of county supervisors.  I somewhat agree with the prolific press release supervisor.

Only I say, put it all on the line and not as an advisory referendum, but as a real referendum.  Give the people of Milwaukee County a real voice in how their government is run.

Lets add an option to go to a part time board. If you can't do the job on a part time basis, it could be because you are involving yourself in areas where you shouldn't be involved.

How far would you take this effort Supervisor?  Would that include outside business investments like being a landlord?  What would be the penalty?  Would you make someone quite one of the two jobs or divest themselves?

Would you expand this idea to all politicians in Milwaukee who serve?  What about lawyers who serve in the State Assembly or Senate?  How about running for office other than supervisor, would you allow that?

I'd suggest you tread lightly Supervisor Biddle.  With this can of worms you want to open you may get more than you bargained for.

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