Posts Tagged ‘City Unions’

Press Release

Will YOU be there?

I think the press will be there Gee I wonder what this is about?
Press Release
Where: City of Racine WI. Racine County Courthouse 730 Wisconsin Avenue
When: Wednesday June 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Who: Dr. Ken Yorgan
Contact: Racine Equality Project: 3001 Douglas Avenue, Racine WI. 53402 262-412-0094
Subject: Racine Equality Project Files 7 Count Complaint against Racine County Supervisor
The Racine Equality Project, in response to citizen concerns, has pursued an investigation into the activities of certain elected officials and non elected public employees. This investigation has been done through examination of public records including tapes and transcripts of public meetings and statements by the parties being investigated. What we have found is very revealing, often disappointing and sometimes quite disturbing.
A press packet will be available


Let me be blunt My .02


I am of two schools of thought:

1) A lot of good can come with a focus on the River and Harbor within the City of Racine

2) I do not trust The Mayor of Racine John Dickert  to do anything more then enrich his pals and by use of Public Funds to continue to build shit just to build shit any say he did something (and give Cronies money)

He can also use the Harbor to raise taxes and create more opportunities to give cronys money.

To me this is shown by such things as:

City Hall Bathrooms

CAR 25

Roundabout on 7th St

This is so bad that I can not trust the Mayor nor those who work on the City’s Commissions or Boards in Racine City Goverment. for I feel that the members of such are in on the games or to dumb to understand what is going on.

There are exceptions to this, few and far between but they do exist.  So what do I do?

I guess the only thing I can do is go to the Meetings and talk about the issues on this blog.


Thought I went away?

Far from it!

Just because events have been slow does not mean they are not going on or I am not watching.

Caught in the act! Is this the new “Scam”?


Two events going on

1) Committee of the Whole  Monday 10/22/12 6:30

Subject: (Direct Referral) Request from the Director of City Development to present the
plan titled “RootWorks – Revitalizing Racine’s Urban River Corridor, Root River Corridor
Redevelopment Plan” and discuss the next steps for implementation of


Executive Committee Meeting: Monday, October 22, 2012 6:00 PM City Hall, Mayor’s Office

“It is intended that the Executive Committee will convene in closed session pursuant to section 19.85
(1) (e), Wisconsin Statutes, to address the request of the Director of City Development to acquirenon-residential real estate, which requires a closed session for bargaining reasons.

Part of the Rootworks plan call for Water St to be marked to others as Machinery Row:

From the Plan The catalyst for RootWorks is Machinery Row, with warehouses and industrial buildings
lining Water Street. Rich with character and history, these buildings will see reuse as urban
lofts, live-work units, and creative spaces for growing new businesses. Just out the door, the
River Loop connects workers to 1.75 miles of scenery, walkways, River access and parkway.
An entrepreneurial business magnet in the past, Racine’s riverfront has high
profile space opening up once more. Several sites in the Corridor are poised for
redevelopment, including large parcels of land for new businesses and corporate centers

A large area of this area is made up of the Azarian Marina. The owners are behind on Taxes want to sell as I understand it have asked the City to buy the property.  City Administer  Friedel told me in a phone call that Azarian Marina wanted too much money for the City to buy.

Ah is it raining or is   Friedel pissing?

Lets add the fact that The City can’t build out but only within. Buildable land is at a premium (this is if anyone wants to build in Racine) so this area of the City be a great location for someone (if they exist) right?

plug that in to a new Foot Bridge  across the Root River from Mount St to this new city owned area and maybe a retail center is proposed with its own TIF area!

Is there a Developer  standing by?

Is the J-T  running this story “LOT FOR SALE: City-owned land awaits development in Racine” preparing the way?

Got to add to this that the local Yacht club is spending money to dredge part of the river. Is this so Mayor John Dickert can put out that the RootWorks plan has buy in?

Now your guess is as good as mine in this but IMHO this all fits together all too well and this is Racine.

The City who’s Mayor tells the Unions we have no money to pay them, sues his own City gets the City to pay his legal bills and settlement.

Now looking like to some that Mayor John Dickert wants to play Real Estate games.

Things heat up.

First I like to thank Matt S at the Department of Development as well as the staff of Public Works  in the City of Racine. IMHO they enjoy talking to the public about what is going on and the how and whys. It might be there job but having someone explaining things makes misunderstands not happen.

Again I thank them.

So looks like we got some action going on with the Root River and RootWorks

A path to remove cars from the roads near the Lake costing 1.3 Million paid for by “Grants” next week I will find out how much is Grants and how much is our City Tax money.  I truly want to know how much is going to the company doing the planing and engineering.  After talking to them Tankstar  on the phone today I now feel that a lot of the companies that do this work for the D.O.T. see the D.O.T. as a Piggy Bank just for them and how dare the members of the public call and ask questions!  Looks like one of the blood suckers got a feed going on here! Next Thursday will be interesting to say the least.

Another project in planing is the path on the bank  of the Root River. Yes our pal Vandewalle   are doing that planing at least Vandewalle is a lot nicer to talk to and well cute. I like to know how much money and where the money is coming from for this planing as well.  IMHO it be wrong for The City to pay for this after telling the City Unions to go to hell.

Almost forgot planing might be going on about the foot bridges across the Root River. I should have those answers very soon next week I am thinking

and planing by Vandewalle on this too and since the RootWorks has been approved if the City can they will