Today several Franklin leaders and officials were present to comment on Assembly Bill 759, which is being covered along with Senate Bill 548 on Franklin Today by clicking this link. Those in attendance in Madison as well as an e-mail by CCP Steve Taylor after the jump.
Leaders present in Madison today include:
- Aldermen Steve Olson, Ken Skowronski, and Kristen Wilhelm
- Mayor Tom Taylor
- Police Chief Oliva
- Police Inspector Hahn
Common Council President Steve Taylor sent the following e-mail to Franklin's legislators, as well as to State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and State Representative Fred Kessler (D-Milwaukee):
Senator Taylor and Representative Kessler,
I strongly urge you to drop your attempt to force bad legislation upon the residents of the City of Franklin and upon all of the cities, villages and towns in Wisconsin. Basically, Senate Bill 548 and Assembly Bill 759 are an invasion of Home Rule authority granted to us by the Constitution of the State of Wisconsin.
I ask you what is driving this issue? Nobody in Wisconsin is talking about this subject matter considering of all the problems that are facing the State. I am shocked but not surprised that instead of focusing on the problems facing Wisconsin you are trying to shift the focus away from your mishandling of state government.
Senator Taylor, it wasn't that long ago the 70% of Milwaukee County rejected your policy positions but yet you are trying to force a bad law down our throats. There is a simple solution that all of Wisconsin residents can live with. Each city, village and town should take back their own sex offenders when they are released into society. The City of Franklin have taken back their own under the watchful eyes of the Franklin Police Department. Our ordinance works and has been upheld in Circuit Court.
Senate Bill 548 and Assembly Bill 759 are perfect examples of government at its worst. The citizens of the State of Wisconsin expect better of you. Instead of trying to null and void a law that works why don't you get our State out of debt and work to bring jobs to Wisconsin. It is time to tackle the real issues facing Wisconsin so please place these two bills in the trash where they belong.
Steve F. Taylor
Common Council President
4th District Alderman
2812 West Hilltop Lane
Franklin, WI 53132