Once again, it appears that the city underestimated the cost of anther project. This time, it's the stage at Festival Park. This should come as no surprise to city residents after the failure of Machinery Row and the Ajax buildings project. On top of this, City Hall is still pushing the arena/event center project downtown. Our elected officials have decided to do our thinking for us because they think that's the way it's supposed to work. Wrong. If you are going to reach into my wallet for any more failed projects, you are going to need my permission, along with the rest of Racine's residents. The time has come to shake up City Hall.
I am supporting Sandy Weidner for mayor. She has been in the trenches for 17 years and understands our frustration. If nothing else, she has been a voice for the people she represents and values our input. There are nine candidates in this race. I have made my choice. Do not take this election lightly. Get out and vote for the candidate of your choice, but vote. We can't afford more of the same.