In Brief: Parks Funding Cut from Budget, Oakwood Golf Course Tries “Fast Play Fridays”, Political Skeletons
Yay Friday. I was able to spend part of the day at Summerfest yesterday and took the family to the Big Bang fireworks as is tradition in the Cody household. Summer is here!
- Transit gets it’s funding in the next budget, the parks don’t. I’m very disappointed in the actions by the Assembly that caused the removal of the 0.5% potion of the sales tax that was dedicated for parks in Milwaukee County and the manner in which this entire budget process was carried out. Milwaukee County voters approved a combined transit/parks sales tax last November in part because the strength of the parks component. Now only one will get the funding that both were approved for. It’s like both of my kids applied for a scholarship for college and only one got it. Very disappointing.
- Oakwood park golf course is trying out “fast paced Fridays” today. As a golfer, I love this idea. As a golfer, I also hate this idea. One of the things I absolutely hate about golf is overly slow play. One of the things I also absolutely hate about golf is a ranger laying in to me because I’m playing “slow”.
- If you’re a national politician who has any kind of skeletons in the closet, today would be the day to come clean. Two politicians in two weeks have admitted affairs and Michael Jackson is dead. Your admission of guilt might make the news.. on page three of the Lifestyle section. It would probably get lost in the confusion.