The Way I See It!

I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.

My Speech for the Madison Senate Public Hearing


Originally posted March 23, 2010


I cannot speak for all of Cudahy, but I come before you to speak for myself as a Cudahy resident.  Cudahy’s Municipal Home Rule is under siege.


I have no problem with the current Cudahy Sex Offender Ordinance, which has a part on residency, which boils down to we will take back our own and help them find I place in Cudahy to live.  If they committed the crime as a Cudahy resident, they should be allowed to come back to Cudahy.  It is our municipal home rule.  It is right.  It is fair.


What isn’t our municipal home rule.  Isn’t right.  Isn’t fair is Senate Bill 548 that would nullify not only Cudahy’s sex offender ordinance, but those ordnances passed by other local communities restricting the residences and whereabouts of released sex offenders.


What isn’t our municipal home rule.  Isn’t right.  Isn’t fair is having the Department of Corrections just arbitrarily pick where these people will live.  Safety over shadowed by people that don’t live in the community making decisions for the community regardless of the communities home rule.


I have heard from some people that putting the residency restrictions limits what the city of Milwaukee can do with all of their sex offenders.  They can adopt the same resolution and ordnance that many other communities have.  I know this will not satisfy them.  I don’t think Cudahy needs to be a dumping ground for Milwaukee.  The city is so massive one could get lost in the city or never meet everyone that lives there. 


And the argument of the victim could run into the offender is weak. 


First, the crime would have to be committed in the same city as the offender’s residence.


Second, the placement of the offender is done by the city and that can be a helping factor in where in the city they can live.  A city as massive as Milwaukee even makes it less possible.


We need to stop looking at and for false answers and deal with the harsh reality of things!


The residency clause was put in to make the City of Cudahy safer and I strongly encourage other communities to pass such ordnances in their communities.


I implore you to do the right thing and kill this bill and send a message back to the City’s that don’t have any Sex Offender Ordinance’s or ones that don’t contain residency restrictions to get them in.  The welfare of the community is at stake. 


Let us not just close our eyes and allow someone to blindly lead us down a hasty path that is the wrong one.  Walk, not run, with eyes open wide, down the right path. 


I am trying to respect the process, now it is your turn to respect municipal home rule.


Do the right thing and kill this bill and up hold municipal Home Rule and look out for the safety of the residents.


Thank you,



Randy Hollenbeck


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