Letters to the Editor

Mon
13
Jul

Fitchburg can’t afford mayor’s spending

My wife and I have lived in Fitchburg for nearly 10 years. We have seen city spending and our taxes increase several times. We supported many of the investments in our community and questioned others. But each of the past increases in City spending was modest and affordable.  

Thu
09
Apr

State budget changes will hurt some families

I am writing to express my concern about the changes to long term care in the governor’s proposed budget. Specifically, the statewide implementation of Family Care, the elimination of IRIS, and combining of long term supports with acute and primary medical care.

Fri
13
Mar

Support MMSD referendum

After serving as Peace Corps Volunteers in Malaysia, we moved to Madison in 1969. Madison afforded an opportunity to work, serve, and raise a family. We were elected to local office on the city council, county board, and school board. The Arnold family grew and prospered. Three sons attended LaFollette attendance area schools, various colleges and graduate schools, married, and began successful careers.

Fri
13
Mar

Pfaff will bring harmony with council support

The contest for mayor has narrowed to two opposing choices, the incumbent Shawn Pfaff and the challenger  Steve Arnold.  Of the other losing candidates one gained about 13% of the voter turnout, perhaps because too little was known of her or her positions, and another candidate at about 5%, perhaps because too much was known about him and his policies.

Fri
13
Mar

Undue interest in ‘Just That One Vendor’

Phyllis Hasbrouck is the chair of the West Waubesa Preservation coalition. In this role, she has led the opposition to the Northeast Neighborhood project the city is advocating for. Just recently, the NEN project was rejected by the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. 

Fri
13
Mar

Pfaff stands for intengrity

I encourage you to join me in re-electing Shawn Pfaff as Fitchburg Mayor on April 7. His effective leadership is the major reason for my decision. 

Fri
13
Mar

City showing wrong priorities

The Fitchburg Common Council majority recently passed a resolution to help fund, with nearly $700,000 in future tax revenues, a private building to be owned by the Alexander Company. 

The same night, in the 2015 budget debate, the mayor broke a tie vote to reject $10,000 in funding for programs for at-risk youth.

Fri
13
Mar

Pfaff keeps his word

I am supporting Shawn Pfaff for mayor of Fitchburg. I have lived in the same part of this city for more than 35 years and I have seen many changes. I am not wealthy or a homeowner, but a renter here in Fitchburg.

My dealings with Mayor Pfaff have been a surprise. He has always kept his word to me and has treated my questions and concerns as if they were the most important thing on that days schedule.

Fri
13
Mar

Zach is respected, dedicated

The Oregon School District is fortunate to have a person of the caliber of Steve Zach serving as a member of the school board and being so dedicated that he seeks a fifth term. He is highly respected as an attorney who specializes in school law.

Fri
13
Mar

Zach is an effective, passionate advocate for schools

At the April 7 election, voters in the Oregon School District will be asked to vote for a Village of Oregon resident to serve on the Oregon School District Board of Education for the next three years.   

Having known and personally worked with one of the candidates, Steve Zach, I wholeheartedly endorse his re-election.

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