By Alan Eisenberg, Editor
In the future? Definitely, YES. Think about it folks. Think about it’s various functions. Milwaukee County Transit? It should be handled by the state. It is really a state functionary. The buses should run across the state, and be funded by the state. There should never be County political issues with busses. The airport? It should be totally run by state and federal authorities. It serves the state and the Midwest. It serves Chicago. Why should Milwaukee County be footing the bill for anything at the airport. It is regional and international. The Zoo? All of it’s most important decisions have been made for years by the Zoological Society, a non-profit. Why would we need civilian county supervisors to supervise the elephants. This is nuts. The County Courthouse? It totally houses all of the state courts. The County Supervisors are seldom found in their offices. It should be a State Courthouse Building. The Museum is already no longer run by the County. Parks and Recreation should be state parks run by managers. Bring back Sue Black before it’s too late. And we don’t need a Sheriff’s Department. It should all be State Police and City Police, just like most of the other states in the country. Keep the sheriff and the deputies, but transfer all of them to state and city departments. The county supervisors? Transfer them all to state or city jobs. The County Executive? Waste of money. We never had one until recent decades around here. We don’t need one now. He should be replaced by a State Area Manager. That’s SAM to you, buster.