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.

An Offer Or Challenge

Cudahy, Leadership, Mayor

I make this offer to Mayor McCue himself or one of his supporters.


Please take the Mayor’s Campaign Platform and show us my grading is wrong.


Please take the time on each item and not cherry pick them.  Email me it and I will post it!


Mayor McCue, I know you read my blog so just drop the pretence that you don’t!  People don’t believe you when you say you don’t.  Please show people I am wrong.  Instead of telling people, I spread lies, prove me wrong or forever hold your peace!


Please watch it when giving credit like for the K9 unit as the truth was Alderman Joe and the Police department deserves the credit.  It was Mayor McCue that said he was only 98% sold at his one and only “Meet the Mayor” and the paperwork sat on McCue’s desk from January 2008.  It was not until it was the popular thing to do that Mayor McCue backed it.


Make sure to give details and examples as we have enough vagueness in Mayor McCue’s term.


We all look forward to seeing what transforms!


Knowledge is power.  Being a skeptic is to be a person in search of knowledge.  All knowledge we possess today has come from skeptics of the past.


I do not offend by telling the truth!


We cannot allow the “Classic politics of politicians” to blindly happen around us.


"All glory comes from daring to begin.”  - William Shakespeare


For those who might have missed an awesome letter to the editor by Jack Vaccaro, one of a few people I think who will challenge Mayor McCue in 2010 for Cudahy Mayor.  Highlight for emphasis is mine.


Cudahy needs to keep tabs on aging rental housing


Posted: Feb. 20, 2009


Public Forum:


Webster defines progress as an advancement to a higher goal and steady improvement. Poverty is defined as a state of being poor and needy.  We welcome progress but not poverty.  Yet, both are on the rise in Cudahy.  Why?  We have not addressed both issues equally.


The city long ago addressed the issue of progress with a great deal of zeal.  It invested millions of dollars in economic development which in turn has added to our city's tax base.


However, since April 2004 we have seen a 12 percent rise in the poverty rate in our schools.  In 2004 it stood at 31 percent.  Today it stands at 43 percent.


I see development as only one side of the coin.  The other is demographics.  This is an underlying problem we continue to address with little to no zeal.  Our medium household income trails all the other south-side suburbs, despite our prime location on the lakefront and our massive park system.


The reason is that we continue to ignore our housing stock, which is old and is 40 percent owned by absentee landlords and is subject to little or no inspection.  In 1998 Cudahy rescinded "code compliance," which further lead to deterioration.


The most positive effect I've seen in the past 15 years was in 2003 when Lake Side Commons, along with help of the city, created the Care for Cudahy program. Today that program lies in limbo as the city fathers try to decide if the program should be handled by the police or inspection department.


In 2006, the Residential Rental Property program was introduced and gained Common Council approval in 2007 and took effect in 2008.  It still remains unenforced.


Mayor Ryan McCue proposed some type of licensing and inspection program for absentee landlords during his campaign.  He has yet to act.  Perhaps he is waiting for a second term, a phenomena I hope doesn't happen.


No matter how much development we do, until we attack the housing issue with the same zeal, expect a continued rise in our poverty level throughout our schools and our city.


Jack Vaccaro




As an added form of inspiration here is an email I received showing that some people can become just self absorbed and out of touch with city politics.  That is exactly what career politicians want.  Not to have anyone question or challenge them!  Again, this is an email about my report card for Mayor McCue.


Sorry, but I am far too much immersed in my daily life and JOB to be reading and scrutinizing every single word of the Mayor's intentions.


Perhaps you should run for Mayor, hot shot!


Or at least come up with some suggestions.  Plenty of people, including past employers, have often said...if you want to complain, have a suggestion on how to improve or resolve the problem following your complaint.


My answer back to her was “You must be new to my blog” for I have given plenty of answers and suggestions on how to improve Cudahy.


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