March 31, 2014
Read this blog and listen to the VIDEO at the end of the ZONING, NEIGHBORHOOD & DEVELOPMENT Committee.
Sisters of Assisi
Sisters of Assisi lack of Due Diligence in oversight of Sister Edna Lonergan, board of St. Ann Center, St. Francis, Wisconsin, staff and partners (i.e., Tim Sullivan, Bucyrus-CG Schmidt-Zimmerman-Bow Partners) of the proposed "St. Ann Center for the Amani Neighborhood pilot" is now oozing out in:
- Failed "vetting" of St. Ann Center project - by Amanians in the Amani neighborhood.
- Failed African American "fingerprint".
- Failed from-the-jump "packaging" partnerships after vetting by Amanian.
- Pre-mature and flawed negotiation with DCD Commissioner Rocky Marcoux and staff.
- Pre-mature and flawed negotiation with ex-Alderman Willie Hines, 15th District.
- Pre-mature and flawed "whole-hearted support" by Supervisor David Bowen 10th district.
- Pre-mature and flawed "confirmation" of the Zoning, Neighborhood & Development Committee.
- Pre-mature and flawed "OK" of 15 member (13 ayes - 1 against, 1 absent).
- Pre-mature and flawed "OK" by mayor Tom Barrett.
- Failed to remember the Golden Rule.
- Creating "racial" tension.
- Creating "religion" tension.
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NO documentation of claimed "support by Amanians and contiguous neighbors who will ante up the 100% public payment St. Ann Center plans to receive through Medicare and Medicaid.
- Vanessa Koster, Department of City Development
- Janet Grau, Department of City Development
- Matt Haessly, Department of City Development
- ex-Ald. Willie Hines, Jr., Common Council President and 15th Aldermanic District
- Mary Schanning, Assistant City Attorney
- Andy Wiegman, Bow Street Partners Doug Barnes, Zimmerman Architectural Studios, Inc. Sister Edna Lonergan, St. Ann Center President Individuals appearing in support: Nancy De La Torre, St. Ann Center Joyce Davis, St. Ann Center Sally Paltz, Neighborhood Improvement Development Corp
|L- R: ex-Alderman Willie Hines, Alderman Michael Murphy|
Top Down: Alderman Jim Bohls, Chair, Alderman Willie Wade, V. Chair, Alderman Bob Bauman, Alderman Terry Witkowski
Mary Schanning, Assistant City Attorney office prepared the Fair Share Payment Agreement - $1,929.75 ($1,629.75 for city services and $300 to BID 32).
|L-R: Damon Dorsey & Jacqueline Ward|
Mayor Barrett signed off and failed to respond to Mary Glass inquiries, documentation and notices regarding state statute violation.
Jacqueline Ward, Executive Director of BID #32 has been "in-hiding" and failing to respond to invitation, engagement of businesses and returning calls.
|ex-alderman Willie Hines & Common Council President|
|Rocky Marcous - Commissioner, Department of City Development|
|Janet Grau - DCD|
Listen to outsiders, speakers - Andy Wiegman, Bow Street Partners, Doug Zimmerman, St. Ann's board member and architect of project, Nancy De La Torre and Joyce Davis of St. Ann with promised positions (African American women), Sally Peltz, Legacy Development Corporation (survivor of Legacy Bank, its financial structure, connections and African American validation). Newcomer Sally Peltz, with connections with Irgens bought Phase II (Family Dollar, Talgris and Lutheran school).
Funding of St. Ann's Center
- senior center
- maybe band shell
- health care
- day care
- senior day care
It will open the door to widespread and seized monopoly-oligopoly resolutions and laws. No can do.
Sister Lonergan speaks of, "warmly welcoming of the African Americans the last 2 years". Who were they? Who are they? Who has she spoken to in Amani and gotten support? Who has ex-alderman Hines spoken to in Amani and gotten documented support?
- he was not in favor of and did not feel so pessimistic about the area
- things are so bad and hopeless, we will accept anything
- sell-give away 7.5 acres for $1.00
- 1/3 of space needed
- lack urban style (normal deal breaker)
- $1,600 pilot city service and $300 BID #32 payment
|Department of City Development|
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC requested the Minutes of the February 18, 2013 City Planning Committe in DCD - request through public information request (shared with Janet Grau - shared deadline timeframe).
Janet Grau forwarded to Lynn Schiller; Schiller back to Grau and noting Jeannie Laskowski (Grau's DCD colleagues), on March 27, 2014 - forwarded back and forth as of Monday, March 31, 2014 - Laskowski was out Friday (no Minutes) out Monday, March 31, 2014, and email from Grau said maybe by this weekend (a week later), I might get the Minutes.
You go figure.
Pay close attention to the generous city amenities allowed through members of DCD, RACM, City Attorney's office; and, of course the committee representing the people.
Pay close attention to the amendment by Janet Grau - DCD - approval of use.
Pay close attention to Vanessa Koster's comments of "dismissing the IRGENS & BOLDT industrial use - "no longer needed", therefore, recommend it is rescinded. Koster speaks of "several people testified support on February 18, 2013" and "City Planning Commission enthusiastically recommended passage" - What several people? Were they Amanians? Were they African Americans not on the take? Where they original conveyors?
Listen to Hines and Wade who were/are part of the problem.
CLICK - VIDEO
2014 - Zoning, Neighborhood & Development Committee
- Ald. James Bohl, Chair
- Ald. Jose Perez, Vice Chair
- Ald. Willie C. Wade
- Ald. Robert J. Bauman
- Ald. Nik Kovac
CLICK - PART III
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