And the crime begins

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Yes kinda late of a post from the Journal Times but perhaps The City Administer   Tom Friedel needed to approve the story first but to the point the pitch to steal your money for a dead Racine has begun

From the Journal Times “…

YORKVILLE — At the end of Tuesday night’s meeting on funding options for the proposed Downtown arena, Mayor John Dickert drew on a piece of wisdom he said he learned from a nun during high school.

“Go out and make the world a better place,” he said. “That’s your job. I took that seriously.”..” http://journaltimes.com/news/local/arena-cost-share-proposed/article_e820a943-184c-52f5-97b6-8cd22a927e85.html

Wow the City needing to remove street lights and cut the Bus service to almost nothing wants to pay 2/3 of the cost  of a 40+ Million Arena. Well not the city so much as you the tax payer so the Downtown Racine bar owners can make more money, after all the Bar Owners have been good to Mayor Dickert (well the white bar owners the Black-Hispanic mostly being driven from the area)

As the County Board goes forward looking at this I do hope they look at the results of other City of Racine projects:

Porter’s:  Unknown amount spent site now empty

Delta Hawk Unknown Amount spent from City of Racine and State   100 + Jobs promised: Company sold to others unknown jobs no job numbers ever given in public

Machinery Row, Millions lent State Tax credits approved Federal/State Grants given:

Legal action between partners, Legal Action on former owner, Loan not repaid, no building going on at site no activity can be seen from street, Racine County web site appears to say that the project IS NOT PAYING TAXES

Strong rumor is that a State grant will be used to buy land given to Machinery Row by the City so the property tax bill is paid …?

And the Racine County Board is thinking of doing ANYTHING with the city of Racine that’s right its not their money its yours and the right folks will benefit and that is not you.

 

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Water Rates as a way to fund John Dickert’s Fun and games

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One of my favorite cartoons on the Great John Dickert Mayor of Racine  is above

 

 

To the Story

As you know (because our Mayor is telling us) The City of Racine in land locked we can not grow away from the Lake, if I understand correctly from time to time The City of Racine has tried to trade with the  Village of Mount Pleasant for land south of the City in and around Mead St (East) to I understand say 21 St (south) but Mount Pleasant is not interested.

This is one of the reasons we are told Root Works needs to happen this idea would give Racine areas to develop (just like the old Porter’s Project!)  You know the City gives the owner Money a TIF is made the streets turn to Gold

Porter’s project today

 

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Not the project we hoped for (Photo from the Journal Times)

So with many needs and many Court Cases in Federal Court what is a Mayor to do?

How does he find the money?

Might  a way be Water Rates with forcing as many as possible to buy Water from the City of Racine?

After all the Poor Farmers on Hwy V will not only be made to pay for the Water and Sewage lines  run thorough the Farmers land into Caledonia TID 4 (now that is a story that may yet end up in court and be rather upsetting to many in the Racine GOP perhaps even Governor Walker)

Not only will they have to pay for the lines but over time buy City of Racine Water use City of Racine Sewer with that money going to our dear Mayor’s pocket!

Just think how much Water a farmer may have to use!

As well if/when Caledonia builds up how many more homes/businesses will be buying The City of Racine Water  at what is seen by some as high rates that our Mayor could jack up at anytime!

 

 

 

It all started with a phone call

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About 10 days ago I got a phone call from Jim L the former County Executive based on this Photo (see above)

During the course of the phone call we spoke of many things great guy to talk with.

As you know I am no fan of his when it comes to the Marina or giving what I feel is a pass to Mayor John Dickert and what in time will be known IMHO the largest scandal in the City of Racine the whole Root Works Machinery Row deal.

Mr. L knows of this I have said as much to him.

The phone call got me thinking of why now vs when I was so much more active?

Talked to others about this a big big blank I still have no clue.

Still why became even if I am the worst writer on Earth (and I am) I still put out information that many would not want you to know.

That being news about: Hwy V in Mount Pleasant the war on Farmers or Why Caledonia T.I.F. 4  needs water and who in the GOP might be benefiting

 

The continuing saga of Root Works now including a revolving Loan Fund  using Block Grant money Or Mayor John Dickert’s pals need money far more then we need good roads!

I will add the Web Address here one I get things going

Get ready for a fun time!

 

Let the Good Times Roll!

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From the Racine Journal Times

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/poverty-on-the-rise-report-shows-city-at-nearly-double/article_ec798a1f-7005-5ebe-bbf9-2faf701a7309.html

A chart tells a story

By The Numbers

26 percent — City of Racine poverty rate in 2013

12.8 percent — Racine County poverty rate

65.2 percent — “Economically disadvantaged” students in Racine Unified School District

34.6 percent — Children in Racine living in poverty

Source: United Way Community Indicators report

Wow look at that 26%

Of course our “Leaders” say the right things to the sheep: “….if someone looked at the number of jobs available in the city, they might wonder how anyone is unemployed, Payne said. Many people aren’t equipped for certain positions, she said, adding many jobs don’t provide a family-sustaining wage.”

Ms Payne and Mr Delagrave just might want to look at who is hiring or claiming to be looking for employees they might want to find out if those jobs really exist or are some listed to help give an illusion that there are jobs that pay well.

Thinking myself that, if as some believe, we have companies offering ghost jobs its with the permission if not suggestion of our leadership.

After all is the Journal Times  going to look into that?

 

Interesting to is how we treat our Homeless those in need how well we take care of others who do nothing.

More and more I hear that HALO is turning others away not because they come looking for a place to crash drunk or drugged out turned away for that but well there is no room at the Inn even if your in a Wheelchair. Not in Racine where we care about everyone well everyone who is rich and white

Here are some Racine county and city of Racine care a lot about

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Yes the rich white Boats! They will save us just ask Mayor John Dickert

How much money has the City and County spent on bringing Boats to Racine and where are they?

With 5th St being no more and being filled in  and Azarian being sold (why was this not seized for Back Taxes when the county could have….)

Some Boats will move to Reef Point and of course Reef Point will then say how great business is!

Then the question to ask is if the Restaurant at Reef Point is paying rent yet?

Forgot this is Racine where if you serve the rich and white then your golden, if your poor or God have mercy poor and Black well your just fucked but please vote for the name with the D after it.

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Phase IV of the New Now

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Well normally I wait for the same folks who claim the same things to spin about the cesspool of Racine and again get nothing done.

However I got no time for that, got things to do and places to go, you do too!

Best do any of us have the time to spend on the haters and their hate of everything most of all God Save you if you do not hate along side them every step of the way.

Can’t speak for you but I do not there is a lot of information to gather on the strange world this perhaps the most corrupt city in the Midwest if not the whole 50 States.

This information can be gathered and shared in a way that is ethical and more critical not filled with hate.

Best, far better ways to get these stories out then just waiting for eyeballs to come across a Web Page or a post to Facebook.

In fact the steps I have started to undertake will allow me access to a wide readership and resources from editing to legal aid in obtaining Open Records

Others have the same ability to do this but as I see it, far easier to hate then anything else

So I will be creating a new site to do this that.

As much as I still be writhing about the corruption is S.E. Wisconsin, I am also planing to write on efforts to fix this area of Wisconsin

I will also be cutting ties with the Equality Project of Racine, They do not speak for me nor I for them.

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

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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?