It's for reasons like this and others that I've decided to support the legislation proposed by Sanfelippo. As a Democrat, I might not agree with him on many other issues, but this isn't about being a Democrat or a Republican. It's about putting Milwaukee County in a position to deliver the services we all pay for in the most effective manner possible. For over a decade, we've waited patiently on the promises of self-reform to materialize from the County Board, and it just hasn't happened.
The bottom line is results. Take away the rhetoric and personal issues and what you have left is a governing body that has produced very little in the way of meaningful progress in the areas it's supposed to be "supervising".
An interesting side effect of having this printed is the massive amount of negative attacks I've received so far. Not on what I said, but on me personally. You can see it in the moronic first comment on the Journal Sentinel site. While I'm not surprised by it, it is discouraging that there is a large segment of the population in Milwaukee (on both sides, to be fair) that is completely incapabale of having any kind of intelligent debate with people they don't agree with. It instantly turns into "you lost your election so everything you say must be invalid!" or, "GMC! GMC! You are a paid pawn of the evil GMC!".
While people like that who may get attention, it's been my experience in life that people like that rarely if ever do anything meaningful or productive.
As I said above and in the piece, it's time to leave emotion out of the equation when deciding how best to provide the services our tax dollars fund. It's why I'm supportive of the legislation even if it means a few of the people I thought were friends would no longer call me that.