Not a conservative by any means — a gay man living on the Isthmus — yet, with braceable courage to say what needs to be said.
Many residents of Madison have been watching and following the actions of our city leaders during the pandemic that left many people unemployed and businesses disrupted. That was soon followed by riots and looting that destroyed portions of the downtown. There have been many concerns and questions about the way some rioting was allowed to continue and then what to do to assist those who had destruction to their State Street operations.
It appeared that some city coffers would make available funds so to help these businesses to reopen, staff up, open their doors, all in an effort to get cash registers humming and tax revenue flowing. That is a good thing, right?
But then came a dilemma during consideration of $250,000 at this week’s city council meeting that made for this sentence in the Wisconsin State Journal.
While there are business owners of color on State Street, none of…
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