Friday, May 16, 2014

Will Alderman Stamper Abstain?

Russel Stamper II is the newest Milwaukee alderman, congrats to him on his swearing in this week.

I do have a question for him.  The common council allows alderman to abstain from a vote without giving a reason for their decision.  When Alderman Stamper was a County Supervisor he sponsored a resolution that forced Supervisors to give a reason if they choose to abstain from voting on an action.

He's quoted in this article from Urban Milwaukee saying, "If you’re not going to vote, then you should provide a reason."

Will the new guy stand on principle and propose a similar resolution for the Milwaukee Common Council or will he back down from his convictions as a Supervisor and prove his move was nothing more then a political play toward another Supervisor.

My bet - he lets it die.

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