LETTER: The people reclaimed power standing up for Cedar Gorge

To Ozaukee Press:

Last week’s Ozaukee Press editorial, “A saga of ambush, betrayal, rescue and triumph,” described well the dramatic twists and turns of securing Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs Nature Preserve for generations to come.

I am not sure why lawmakers Robert Brooks and Duey Stroebel are so desperate to pave this paradise other than to cater to clients and land developers for their future gain. It was good to see so many citizens donating and fighting back against Wisconsin’s stubborn GOP lawmakers, lobbyists and County Board members. This is a renewal of “power to the people.”

A letter to the editor suggested that surplus Covid funds were being misused for Cedar Gorge. Kudos to Gov. Evers for seeing this preservation project’s broad long-term economic benefits for the whole region. Government is here to help the people, even though some lawmakers feel it is for their profit.

Brooks’ opponent in the fall election for state representative is Assembly District 60 is Daniel Larsen, a lawyer who works as a public defender. He is an advocate for preserving Cedar Gorge.   Brooks has been in office for eight years with 80% percent of his sponsored bills failing. It is time for someone more in tune with the needs of the people. Larsen is knocking on doors, working hard to win this district back for residents and their future. Voters need to choose wisely.

Ken Bretl



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