Your Chance to Ask Trustee Candidates About Key Issues Facing Whitefish Bay

From taxes to sewers to downtown development, the next Village Board will tackle several key issues in 2013. Patch wants readers to pose questions for the five candidates running in next month's Whitefish Bay Village Board primary election.

Five candidates are running for two spots on the Whitefish Bay Village Board in the Feb. 19 primary election, and Patch will be there every step of the way as we cover this important race.

But this time around, we are going to have our readers get more involved in our coverage of the campaign. And we're starting by asking you to help us formulate questions for the candidates.

Whitefish Bay Patch will soon contact the candidates vying for the trustee spots to get biographical information as well as their views on the issues facing the village. But we don't want to be the only ones posing the questions; we want to hear what's on your mind as well.

If you have a question you would like to ask one or all of the candidates, post it in the comments section below or on the Whitefish Bay Patch Facebook page.  We'll do our best to include your question as part of our coverage of this key race.

The five candidates on the primary ballot are incumbent Trustee Jay Miller and challengers Robert Crawford, Kenneth Wysocky, Carl Fuda and Kevin McMahon. The top four vote-getters will advance to the April 2 general election.

Chris Anderson January 22, 2013 at 04:45 PM
Question .. a few years ago, the Village and BID created a grant fund to help new businesses open on Silver Spring. That fund will be gone in a few months when 2 more businesses take grants. As Trustee, would you vote to move more money into this fund to help attract new Silver Spring businesses?
Cris Rogers January 22, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Whomever will work to attract and retain new, upscale shops and decent dining w/ easier liquor license requirements has my vote. The development of Oakland Ave in Shorewood serves as a template for WFBay's Silver Spring Drive. Envision a wine bar, an Anthropologie clothing boutique, a quaint Creole restaurant....
Sports Mom January 24, 2013 at 02:17 PM
Many residents have expressed concern about the potential health and environmental risks associated with the village's pesticide use on public green space. Can you please share your thoughts on how the village should address this concern? Thank you!
tom sherman January 30, 2013 at 11:17 PM
regards flooding: why not abandon the pipe & digging projects.? 1) what is the cost of the average flooded howeowner to signifigantly reduce damage by shelving, waterproving their furnace or heaters with a rubber blanket or plywood cage, moving furnace and heater higher etc. compared to digging? 2) donahue & assorciates told residents that the more the streets flood the less basements do. so why not cover the storm sewer grating on purpose to flood the streets? one could issue cheap covers to residents on the streets to be flooded to store in their house and throw down when flood occurs. along the lines of adopt a hydrant. neither one of this alternative has been studied. i sent this to donahue and associates with no return em answeron their part.
Joe Resident February 12, 2013 at 02:36 PM
Sounds like your basement has never been flooded and you are clearly disturbed.


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