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.

Open Letter Thanking CDA Chairperson Sara Eberhardy

Debates, CDA, Meeting, Local Government, McCue, Thank You, Sara Eberhardy

I attended the CDA meeting Tuesday March 9, 2010.  During this meeting, there was a public hearing.


I just want to let everyone know that Chairperson Sara Eberhardy allowed people to ask questions and give their opinions.  Not just during the public hearing portion, but the entire meeting.


Again, I will repeat this.


CDA Chairperson Sara Eberhardy allowed people from the audience after the Public Hearing to ask questions and give their opinions on things.  I have to give her kudos for that!


Under Roberts Rules, the chair can allow dialog even in the Common Council meetings. 


That was one thing Mayor John Hohenfeldt allowed as well, but not under Mayor McCue!  He hides behind Robert’s Rules and just wants to be in full control and have things his way.  Another case and point to Mayor McCue not wanting to hear from the citizens and it shows, much like Mayor McCue not wanting Cudahy Citizens to ask questions during the debate forum. 


(I have to remember, Mayor McCue and his supporters don’t like to word debate.  It could scare Mayor McCue from not attending the one on March 23, 2010 at the Kelly Senior Center and the one March 31, 2010 at the Cudahy Family Library during the Block Watch meeting. So we have to use the word forum and not debate when talking about them!)


With the attitude that Mayor McCue has on dialog, which is two-way street, it will not happen.  It is Mayor McCue’s way or no way.  He bullies his way around.


Now, CDA Chairperson Sara Eberhardy, can tell you it was orderly and people showed respect on both sides.  It was a mutual respect that more than not will be present at meetings.  Chairperson Sara Eberhardy did in fact even tell the crowd that she was being open with allowing for questions and comments from the crowd.


For this, I commend CDA Chairperson Sara Eberhardy on doing the right thing for the city and its citizens!


Please when you see her, let her know how important communication is and thank her for extending it to the public.





1.a discussion, as of a public question in an assembly, involving opposing viewpoints: a debate in the Senate on farm price supports.

2.a formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.

3.deliberation; consideration.

4.Archaic. strife; contention.


–verb (used without object) engage in argument or discussion, as in a legislative or public assembly: When we left, the men were still debating. participate in a formal debate. deliberate; consider: I debated with myself whether to tell them the truth or not.

8.Obsolete. to fight; quarrel.

–verb (used with object) argue or discuss (a question, issue, or the like), as in a legislative or public assembly: They debated the matter of free will. dispute or disagree about: The homeowners debated the value of a road on the island. engage in formal argumentation or disputation with (another person, group, etc.): Jones will debate Smith.  Harvard will debate Princeton. deliberate upon; consider: He debated his decision in the matter.

13.Archaic. to contend for or over.





1.the marketplace or public square of an ancient Roman city, the center of judicial and business affairs and a place of assembly for the people.

2.a court or tribunal: the forum of public opinion. assembly, meeting place, television program, etc., for the discussion of questions of public interest.

4.the Forum, the forum in the ancient city of Rome.


Not sure what the issue using the word debate is, unless it is because of “opposing viewpoints”!

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