Does Our Mayor Lobby for Racine or Others?

Myself, I think that the fist and most critical job of any Mayor of any City,Town or Village, is to lobby for the community s/he serves be it, the  residents who live there, Companies that operate you know those he severs in office right? That depending on the size of that community this could take up a large amount of time.

Hell, using the example of Racine, the job of Mayor could take up 40+ each week if not more. With the issues of Racine from unemployment,falling property values to the Heroin plague that’s effecting the whole State of Wisconsin, I would think that our Mayor John Dickert would be so busy at his job as Mayor that he have little time for anything else.

JDnaziOur Mayor!

Well I be wrong on both counts!

You see MAYOR JOHN DICKERT WORKS FOR A LOBBYING FIRM! See look here:    http://www.heartlandsolutionsgroup.com/team/john.shtml    That’s him!   Mr. Dickert is a Senior Adviser must be nice

The Comany’s Web page said this about themself’s
HSG: The “Go To” Group for Real World Results
Whether you are managing a crisis, trying to achieve a specific policy objective, positioning yourself in the public arena, or trying to develop a new market, the only thing that matters is results. We do a multi-faceted and comprehensive analysis of your issue because surprises have no place in the public affairs arena. This process creates the foundation for developing and implementing a strategy that results in success for our clients. HSG’s mission is to help you operate effectively in a culture where an increasingly broad array of external and internal stakeholders has a say in the decision-making process of organizations. We work with corporations, non-profits, governmental entities and trade associations across a broad range of sectors. Our skill and experience leverage your knowledge to deliver world-class results.”

and this about our Mayor the One we pay to run this city “Mr. Dickert is a Senior Advisor to the Heartland Solutions Group and is currently serving in his second term as Mayor of Racine, Wisconsin. He has served on the Government Affairs Team at the law firm of Foley & Lardner and is the former Director of Government Affairs for the Wisconsin Credit Union League.

Mr. Dickert has also held a variety of positions in the offices of U.S. Representative Peter Barca (D-WI) and U.S. Representative Les Aspin (D-WI). Additionally, he has worked for both Republicans and Democrats in the Wisconsin State Assembly, staffing both the Joint Finance Committee on the State budget and the Ways and Means Committee on taxation.

He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative, a partnership between 70 mayors and other local officials in the U.S. and Canada dedicated to protecting and restoring the Great Lakes. Mr. Dickert has also been appointed as Vice Chair to the United States Conference of Mayors’ Metro Economies Committee, serves on the Mayors’ Water Council, and is the first President of the newly-created Urban Alliance of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities.”

Must be nice to work as a lobbyist something he has done before.

I thought he was working for us you know the Tax payers who pay his wages, who have seen taxes go up up up and unemployment follow.  Mind you if he needed the cash for Xmas gifs and got a job Bar tending or wrote books on politics I have no issues heck, I am writing or trying to Ebooks, many do. More power to him but this?

We have questions like:

Is he use City Staff or Equipment for this

How many hours a week is he doing this, must the City Administrator or others cover for the Mayor as he does Lobbying?

Since he is Mayor 24/7 and get say in a Car Crash on the way to a Lobbing event are we liable to pay for that?

Can he Lobby at a City event? If he goes to D.C. to a Mayor’s event can he Lobby at that? Might he be Lobbing at those events or saying he is? Are we paying him to Lobby for others?

Are there conflicts of interest in his Lobbing? What groups  or issues is he lobby for? Do we the residents of Racine want him to lobby on the issues or for those groups?

Oh the questions!

WOW!!!

Model Municipal Fertilizer Ordinance

Racine (WI) Mayor John Dickert and Barrington Lake (IL) Mayor Kevin Richardson updated the mayors on their work to translate a fertilizer application best practice policy adopted by the Conference of Mayors into a practical local ordinance in Racine. This effort builds on previous work Richardson has completed in Illinois where he was able to bring all of the parties together and work out a policy approach that is protective of water quality, protects vulnerable habitats, includes applicator training up to best practices levels, and provides for penalties for failure to comply.

Since there are many parties that contribute to non-point nutrient contamination of waterways, but are not held responsible, the process that Richardson and Dickert are developing helps to reconcile competing interests within the community, but also allows for non-jurisdictional non-point source emitters to engage in solution discussions.

The effort in Racine is near completion, and the mayors may be reached by e-mail at: John.Dickert@cityofracine.com or krichardson@lakebarrington.org.

Richardson Is the head of Hartland this is what the web page said “Mr. Richardson is the President of the Heartland Solutions Group and a veteran corporate Government & Public Affairs executive. He has served as the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for The ServiceMaster Company, Vice President of Government Relations for R.R. Donnelley, and Vice President of Government and Member Relations for the Electronic Industries Association. He is also the former Associate Counsel to the Subcommittee on Administrative Law of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and the former Assistant PAC Director of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Mr. Richardson is the elected Mayor of the Village of Lake Barrington, Illinois and is a member of both the Board of Visitors of the Graduate School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University and the Advisory Board of the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame.

His civic and professional involvement includes his service on the Board of Directors of the Chicago-area Metropolitan Planning Council, the Public Affairs Council, and the Public Affairs Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is also the co-chair of the Lake County (Illinois) Water Supply Advisory Committee and is a member of the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Water Council.”

WOW Was this done to help Service Master?

Are there scams now that will help them get $$ from RootWorks?

 

 

Is Konrad Meyer walking the banks of the Root River? Part one

Long Live Spatial planning!!  LONG LIVE GENTRIFICATION!!

The State knows best! Mayor John Dickert understands your needs! LONG LIVE A WHITE PURE RACINE!!

Think that is over the top? Is it?

Lets set the back ground

We start with the idea that the Nazis may be the first crazy Greens.

Frank Furedi:

“What we today call ‘environmentalism’ is … based on a fear of change. It’s based upon a fear of the outcome of human action. And therefore it’s not surprising that when you look at the more xenophobic right-wing movements in Europe in the 19th century, including German fascism, it quite often had a very strong environmentalist dynamic to it. The most notorious environmentalists in history were the German Nazis. The Nazis ordered soldiers to plant more trees. They were the first Europeans to establish nature reserves and order the protection of hedgerows and other wildlife habitats. And they were horrified at the idea of hydroelectric dams on the Rhine. Adolf Hitler and other leading Nazis were vegetarian and they passed numerous laws on animal rights.”

extracted the above passage from Ron Arnold’s Committee in Defense of Free Enterprise web-page, where the transcript is featured as a “guest editorial.”

And more

The core of Nazi rural socialism was the idea that land-use must be planned. Gottfried Feder was a leading Nazi charged with the duty of formulating such policy. He made a speech in Berlin in 1934 in which he stated that the right to build homes or factories or to use land according to the personal interests of owners was to be abolished. The government instead would dictate how land was to be used and what would be constructed on it. Feder next began to build up elaborate administrative machinery to carry out his plans.

Now look at Racine

We have plans and groups to carry out the plans:

Downtown Racine Corporation for the Downtown area and I understand may have something to do  or will have For the Douglass Corridor and the Uptown Project (yet to be written but IMHO already written)

Root River Council members/former leadership have roles in RootWorks the Plan for the Root River.

We have a city who’s own Mayor tells is has no money and has asked Nonprofits to donate money to help cover city expenses as Mayor Dickert goes to Mexico! Our Mayor will cut costs as in take down Street Lights!

The Uptown plan currently being worked on by the same consultants that gave us Rootworks, well is interesting for as I understand what I was told at the first meeting is big on gentrification see IMHO this is nothing more then a way to drive the groups who make up most of the Uptown area poor Blacks and Hispanics. Again from    Gottfried Feder from his 25 points

4. None but members of the nation may be citizens of the State. None but those of German blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. No Jew, therefore, may be a member of the nation.  Note in the City of Racine case change Jew to Black

That way when the Blacks are gone the right kind of folks can move to Racine and enjoy the fruits of Spatial Planing. Plans created and carried out by the crony capitalist friends of Mayor John Dickert.

Speaking of Crony Capitalism “Government control without direct ownership had the advantage that when the economy did well, the state could take credit. When the economy did poorly, private parties could be blamed. Prior to the debacle of World War II, many of Mussolini’s policies were admired by democrats such as economist John Maynard Keynes and President Franklin Roosevelt.”

Who does that sound like?  Why Mayor John Dickert! All the hype he ran out for the Porter’s Project! The hype on Delta Hawk now we know that Porter’s is dead but we have yet to hear anything about Delta Hawk. Why is that?

When our Mayor talks about why Racine is  falling apart he blames others mostly Gov Walker fault that being he can not raise taxes. I wonder how much my property  taxes would be if he could?

Maybe we list the cronies…

Johnson’s cut 300+ jobs My thoughts

 

Johnson’s Wax who some feel own the City of Racine today said that they were going to cut jobs 100’s of jobs now othere have talked about why. Well I do not care about the why. I do care about what it will do to Downtown Racine.

For even if only 50-75 jobs go in downtown Racine this will be very hard on the Downtown.

The few restaurants left will lose $100’s of dollars a day, stores that need every sale they can get lose $$ needed to pay bills (Will more Downtown stores quit paying property taxes?)  and so  on.

Some Store barely hanging on will close, some doing well will have to cut back. The spiral continues. Many of the last well paying jobs in Racine will start cutting back on spending because they will not know if they are next. Not good not good at all.

How many of the J-Wax jobs loss will have to sell homes adding to a flooded market causing even more of a decline in housing prices?

How many will be forced to walk away from homes?

In a year what will downtown Racine look like?

On the other hand IMHO The Johnson clan in order to feel good will most likely write more checks to feel good projects like Rootworks or the Uptown Project.

In the long run this hurts Racine, but the Johnson Clan having Billions will not feel the pain, many of us just folk will.

Might be a good idea to RUN FROM RACINE NOW!

Even with the outcome known we fight.

Yes one again the Equality Project is going to the Racine Ethics Board. You know that is filled with Mayor Dickert supporters known pals who work/worked on his campaign

ethics 2

Both  Link Murphy and Doug Nicholson sit on the Ethics Board the Chair is Mary Wyant who does legal work (or her firm does) for the person we are bring up on Ethics Mary Osterman for actions she took as she sat and still sets on the City of Racine Ethics board.

The action was filed on Thursday 2/7/2014  and other then this email:

Mr. Clingman,

I am in receipt of your Ethics Complaint which was filed on 2-6-2014 with the City Clerk’s Office.  You do not need to make copies for the members.  I will be forwarding your complaint to the Chairman and she will advise me of how she wishes this to be handled.

Thanks

Mind you I will be writing an Email to the char asking that she and Mr. Murphy and Nicholson recuse themselves from any thing to do with this since Oserman worked as well on Mayor Dickers Campaign and I will find it hard to think they can be unbiased

My guess is that they will not and I then will see what action I can take if only in the field of Public Opinion.  You know show the city of Racine how I feel the Mayor’s pals protect him.

After this was field with the City. Copies were also given to the Journal Times  WRJN and to my good friend The Mayor of the City of Racine.

My guess is even with the info we have the Ethics board will see nothing wrong.

I believe  folks in the City  of Racine,Racine County, and the State of Wisconsin may think that in Racine WI petty corruption rules the day.

This is Racine after all. You know the City takes down the Streetlights and the Mayor goes to Mexico on your dime. Does your ass hurt?

Working on getting the documents posted

 

Wait as part of this as you may know I asked for a list of documents that I should be able to receive via open records

The Email requesting the records

Good Morning

I am asking for the following Open Records:

1) A list of all Paid Sponsors of Belle City TV from 1/1/13 to 12/1/13 
and the amount charged
2) The amount of money charged to  Ms Mary Osterman for her sponsorship 
packages for "advertising" of her store Copasetic
    located in Racine WI.
3) Copies of any contracts or Emails between Belle City TV and Ms. 
Osterman from 5/1/13 and 12/1/13.
4) The name of the person clearing the Viacom synicated programing 
running on Belle City TV over the last month
5) a list of all Racine area producers  as of 1/3/13

I understand that a reasonable charge maybe incurred if so I need to be 
contacted prior . Note  PDF copies would be fine would be fine

Thank You

Wayne Clingman
Reporter
Wisconsin Daily Independent

C/O
236 Jones St
Racine WI
53404
262-632-5336

 

This was send 12/4/13

 

The last Email I revived from the city on my request

Subject: RE: Open Records/Belle City tv/CAR 25
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:32:52 +0000
From: Letteney, Scott <Scott.Letteney@cityofracine.org>
To: wclingman@wi.rr.com<wclingman@wi.rr.com>
CC: Friedel, Thomas <Thomas.Friedel@cityofracine.org>, Johnson-Martin, Janice <Janice.Johnson-Martin@cityofracine.org>

Mr. Clingman,

 

        Thank you for your email.  We will have a cost estimate for you by early next week and the records will be available by the end of next week.

 

SRL

 

SCOTT R. LETTENEY

Deputy City Attorney

City of Racine, Wisconsin

 

PRIVILEGE AND CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE. This electronic transmission may contain work-product or information protected under the attorney-client privilege, both of which are protected from disclosure. This message is intended exclusively for the individual or entity to which it is addressed. If you are not the named addressee, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy, or disseminate this message or any part of it. If you have received this message in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail or telephone at 262-636-9115, and delete or destroy all copies of the message.  APPLICABILITY OF WISCONSIN PUBLIC RECORDS LAW. The City of Racine is subject to the Wisconsin Public Records law. Unless otherwise exempted from the public records law, senders and receivers of City of Racine e-mail should presume that e-mail is subject to release upon request, and is subject to state records retention requirements.To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.  Prefontaine

 

 

 

—–Original Message—–
From: wayne [mailto:wclingman@wi.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:24 AM
To: Friedel, Thomas; Johnson-Martin, Janice; lori
Subject: Re: Open Records/Belle City tv/CAR 25

 

 

The information I was asking for was sent in on the 12/4/13 and other then being told there may be a delay in getting the information asked for. I have received nothing. What is the status of this request?

 

Thank you

 

Wayne Clingman

Reporter

Wisconsin Daily Independent

236 Jones St

Racine WI

53404

262-632-5336

 

 

 

 

 

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Note my Follow up to the City of Racine and the answer given and the dates

 

Its now 2/7/14

A letter to the D.A. about the lack of Records or cost for them is being written. If I can I will be asking for sanctions.

My question is what is the City trying to hide?

Racine Its got to be the Water: Commetry

I am so confused.  How many in Racine and not only live in 2014 but exist in a world that they have no clue about.

Maybe I am unique, I am after all a male born in the USA, having gone to School in Madison Wisconsin and U.W. Madison the best education on Earth, and serving in the US Army and Army Reserve gave me a look at how the world works, and My Drinking,Divorce, dealing with the State of Wisconsin Justice system, taught me about the hard world we live in.

Now via the internet know and interact with others around the world from Rich to Poor-Black-White-Yellow-Brown, understand how others around the world think and act the way they do.

The internet also allowing me to read information and understand more.

Truly, I am not unique nor am a a genius of any sort, I am just a guy but a guy so much farther ahead then those who act like the real world does not exist in the bubble called Racine.

In this world we have no crime in the City of Racine, we have no unemployment because neither have happened to them. When they hear of others who may think that crime or Jobs might be an issue, the thought is no issues its a perception we can trust our leaders (do they not have nice hair?)

In this world all houses are looking great and we have no homeless issues for HALO takes them all in we do not really have homeless families living in Cars.

We could go on with the world of Unicorns they see Racine from Drugs are not a huge issue, that causes Death not only in Racine but on the  long road here many being killed being young kids. That folks from “Chicago” are begging to move to Racine that this will make Racine boom!

Then why bother?  Thing is will be the wake up call coming when their world comes to an end, and it is.

The Racine area is not sustainable and the cute Meatless Monday’s or not allowing Sons to play War Games will not help.  See when things truly go to hell and the Downtown of Racine is gone  and both the City and Racine Tax base cant keep even basic service intact. Hope they are ready for the world of Looting and Pillage that will be knocking