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OPEN LETTER TOM BARRETT, mayor

Trick or Treat City Government



October 23, 2014

TO: Mayor Tom Barrett
City of Milwaukee

FROM: MARY GLASS, Chair/CEO
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC

RE: TRICK OR TREAT CITY GOVERNMENT
OF MILWAUKEE

Mayor Barrett:

This is a Letter of Accountability sent to the top
charter officer of the city of Milwaukee.

My communication speaks to the Trick or Treat government shown by the
City of Milwaukee License Committee (Ald. Tony Zielinski-14, chair, Ald. Milele
Coggs 6 vice chair, Ald. Russell Stamper-15, Ald. Jim Dudzik-12 and Ald. Bob
Puente-9) on Monday, October 20, 2014. The behavior was despicable and just
sent the WRONG message to the CORE CONSTITUENTS. A message my office just
will not allow to pass without address from your office and the common council.

I and my client, M C COLE, property owner, investor and employer represent the
private sector of the city of Milwaukee at the neighborhood and census tract level.
We came to share compliances for a Class B License for Mr. Cole.

Members allowed to represent a position on our License Committee in city
government failed in basic customer service and in integrity of the Oath of office.




ONE MONTH AGO today, you
asked the citizenry to assist in
paying a $1.5 billion budget
for 2015. It is today, that I
and Mr. M C Cole remind you
of why we should not support
this budget or any budget
that fails to honor its laws for
conveying a Class B license -
its role and responsibility to
give-him/a property owner-
a-chance due to improper
behavior of the License
Committee - Milwaukee.








Mr. Cole represents the tens-of-thousands you want to Pony Up for your ask of
$1.2 billion budget for 2015.
Mr. Cole represents the Hidden Talent and Vetted Business Class often espoused
by my office in creating neighborhood employment and Upscalability
economically to move Milwaukee from Enduring Concentrated Poverty.
Mr. Coles out-of-pocket due diligence included the following:

Purchased 3-part development for hospitality (assessed $106,000)
o Tavern
o Restaurant
o Two, 2-bedroom apartments
Invested $88,000 in the last year in property, while paying assessed
property taxes of $7,000.00.
Complied with compliances of the city of Milwaukee.
Received neighborhood support in the area.
Received support from industry colleagues 19 Letters of Support.
Worked night and day over the last year for Class B License.
3-part development brings jobs and housing at the neighborhood level
o Tavern 6 to 8 jobs
o Restaurant 4 to 6
o 2 Apartments 2 tenants

Lack of Integrity
He was sabotaged by Alderman Russell Stamper, District 15, five-member License
Committee and a self-appointed but not known or ENDORSED group in the area.


Left: Front view 1816 W. Fond du Lac 18
th
Street Back and Side View
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Alderman Russell Stamper and Conflict of Interest behavior:

1. Alderman Stamper failed for weeks to return calls to Mr. Cole.
2. He failed to Notice Mr. Cole as he did Donald Lewis at the same meeting for
a Class B applicant in district 15. In fact, the favoritism was verified during
the hearing by my questions to Mr. Lewis and his legal counsel, Fred
Gordon (ex-alderman). Mr. Lewis and Attorney Fred Gordon stated that he,
Mr. Lewis, was Notice. In fact, Alderman Stamper pulled Mr. Lewis aside
and told him of the Saturday, October 18, 2014 meeting.

The meeting was brought to the attention of Mr. Cole, after-the-fact, by a
fellow citizen who was at the meeting. Mr. Cole was then criticized for not
being at the meeting by supporters of Alderman Stamper.

The first meeting in-the-neighborhood, October 10, 2014, was where I met
Mr. Cole Walnut Way on Fond du Lac. He was attacked by the people at
the meeting (the self-appointed group). I spoke out in his defense and
offered assistance.
Over the last week, my office worked to package the significant work Mr.
Cole had invested for his business introduction October 20, 2014 License
Committee meeting. The License Committee video of the meeting gives
our efforts.

Mr. Coles Introduction included community support and 19 Letters of
Support from colleagues in the hospitality industry. The support of the
business and the neighborhood support of his business were left at the city
clerks office at 4:30pm on Friday, October 17, 2014. We were told that
both Alderman Stamper and his staff were gone for the day. This would
have been a great time to Notice Mr. Cole about the neighborhood meeting
on October 18, 2014 if Alderman Stamper and/or staff had been present.
We, the citizens, pay taxes for service until 4:45pm daily.

3. Alderman Stamper in his reason for HOLD of Mr. Coles Class B License,
he spoke of returning to the community and attested to his dependence
on Walnut Way/Sharon and Larry Adams. The place of the October 10,
2014 meeting that was hostile to Mr. Cole.
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4. Alderman Stamper in his dialog with the hearing of Donald Lewis spoke of
prior dialog and work with Mr. Lewis and the members of the church of
Tabernacle Church. Yet, he never returned calls for weeks on to Mr. Cole.

5. M C COLE was sabotaged by the collective acts of Alderman Russell
Stamper and a self-appointed group headed by Virginia DuPrest and Sharon
Adams Walnut Way and others behind-the-scene.

Sharon Adams is an appointee of yours to Business District 32 a
questionable BID formed by Damien Dorsey BID 32 (Jacqueline Ward,
Executive Director, and others fails to return calls or respond to emails). Yet
the city has automatically assessed Mr. Cole and other property owners in
the area with taxes to support this misguided and un-inclusive group. This
will bring immediate Reform.

Business District 32 questionable formation was shared with you for
correction by me years before of Mr. Dorseys wrongdoing no response
from you.

Business Investment District 32 is listed on MC COLE assessment of taxes.
Business Investment District 32, Sharon Adams has offered no introduction
or assistance to Mr. Cole. Sharon and Larry Adams property is separated
from M C COLEs property by the city lot Mr. Cole is seeking for his Off-
street parking.

BID 32 member, Legacy Development President Sue Eick, a Milwaukee
recipient of federal Community Development Financial Institutions funds,
has repeatedly not responded to inquiries from my office and same is for
Sally Peltz, Founder. They will be cited this month for lack of outreach and
credibility for receiving federal funding on behalf of Milwaukeeans in low
income areas. We are tired of the Rip-off.

City of Milwaukee
The License Committee is a large port-of-entry of revenue for the city from for
profit businesses. It is important that the People have individuals with decorum
of Customer Service and top efficiency in support around the table of their
License Committee.
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The committee should represent seriousness and commitment to best practices,
transparency and accountability.

The level of non-seriousness, haughtiness, tyrannical posturing has no place in the
government of the city of Milwaukee. It sends the wrong signal and image to the
people who pay the freight for this city.

Members of this committee should not, should not, be seen as almost sleep,
nodding, snickering/giggling, engaged in misuse of power, disrespectful,
unrestrained by law and responsibility, and engaged in conflict of interest.

These are bothersome issues visible on October 20, 2014 License Committee
video. You can see how inappropriate the behavior of the committee and how
Alderman Russell Stamper II and Alderman Tony Zielinki, chair, engaged in
misuse of power that was meant to be vindictive against me and my client.
However, what their unbecoming behavior did; it documented the urgency of
Stewardship in Accountability of the People. In fact, upon my exit, after being
ordered out with police escort, I stated we would review the tape and let the
People decide.

Their behavior highlights the importance of the full-scale and Invoked Atonement
and Reparation of the ALL charter officers of the city of Milwaukee.

My client and I were part of the last two Class B license hearing and were
privileged to hear and see how we and others were treated in this Trick or Treat
Committee. There are a number of upgrades and Reforms needed.

The leadership of this committee did not have the people in mind and evidently
have been in the position too long. The five-member committee went into lock-
step and failed to represent the Oath of office for service to both Mr. Cole and I.

Since the hearing, my office has received a Thank you with a respectfully closure
from Alderman Jim Dudzik, one of the 5 members.

Actions
This weekend, Saturday, October 25, 2014, my office will sponsor a Unity Forum
for the People to provide input into the manner in which we will address the
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behavior as well as how best to create a more empowering and supporting group
representing our local government at the License Committee. Since
Alderman/Common Council President selected the President of the License
Committee and perhaps the vice chair was selected by the group, we will seek a
response from him for accountability going forward.

No matter what, we say both of the leaders, Alderman Tony Zielinski and Vice
Chair Milele Coggs were huge disappointments.

Mr. Cole represents the Hidden Talent and Vetted Business Class often espoused
by my office in creating Upscalability economically from Enduring Concentrated
Poverty in Milwaukee.
You are asked to provide a quick response for our evaluation of your Leadership
in this manner.
What say you Mayor Tom Barrett?

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