Thursday, May 2, 2013

Spring Ahead or Fall Back and The Milw County Board Vote

Eugene Kane used his paper space on Sunday to give Rep. Fred Kessler an opportunity to make a case to put off the vote for a change in the Milwaukee County Board.  According to the aging assembly member a vote for change in the Spring of 2014 rather in the Fall of 2014 would somehow "prevent voters from having their fair say".

It's an interestingly flawed argument. Somehow voting in the spring would prevent people from voicing their opinion.  There's no question that more people vote in the fall elections, but everyone has the same opportunity to vote no matter when an election is held.

Maybe the question that should be asked is "who cares" about the future of the county board?

One of my favorite bloggers is Wonder Woman, who also posts at The Milwaukee Drum.  She posted this picture from “OUR Milwaukee County” listening session hosted by Supervisor David Bowen and Supervisor Russell W. Stamper II on April 18 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St.  It was also where Chairwoman Dimitrijevic elected to debut the boards own reform plan.

You can easily see that the false problem brought up by Kane & Kessler is not the opportunity to vote, but the apathy concerning the issue and whether people will come out and support the current configuration of the county board.

It sure doesn't look like it.


capper said...

Yeah, um, I was there too, although the conference was already going on. There was a considerable number more people there than before it started.

yoSAMite said...

If it was like the one I attended, the union only paid for about an hours worth of work for the "concerned citizens".