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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Janesville's City Council Embrace Political Group

Last night at Janesville City Hall, in what could be a watershed mark in the history of the city's government, the previously non-partisan Janesville City council unanimously endorsed the legislative agenda of the politically active organization known as “Forward Janesville.” The vote came after a city employee, Doug Venable, made a presentation to the city council on behalf of the group, and with little fanfare was quickly followed by a motion to pass the endorsement from Councilman Yuri Rashkin and seconded by Councilman Russ Steeber. Council members Kathy Voskuil, Tom McDonald and George Brunner followed through on rubber stamping this resolution. Council members Amy Loasching and Bill Truman were not present.

This council action should now dispel any notion that Janesville city government and its representatives are free of political influence or favors and further open the doors of the Janesville city council to all politically active organizations and individuals seeking to exert power over the city.

2 comments:

Loadeye said...

Why no news link? Imagine if the non-partisan Wisconsin State Supremme Court or the state legislature endorsed the legislative agenda of the WMC? It's the same albeit on a lesser scale. Where are the people of Janesville? Half asleep at a hockey game? This is a new low in Janesville city government. Say it ain't so.

Anonymous said...

"further open the doors of the Janesville city council to all politically active organizations and individuals seeking to exert power over the city."

Not if the Gazette can help it. If it's of labor union, democratic origin or just something that doesn't fit their ideology, the Gazette will go full metal-jacket on their campaign. They have a printing press - remember?

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