While its Shorewood's announced policy to attract young families because of under-enrollment in our “great” school system, we also support a countervailing policy of developing condos, generally for people without children.
There are many committees functioning as citizen committees that do a great deal of the governmental work necessary in keeping Shorewood's government operating.
During my time in Shorewood, I have always found that our Village's operating and management staff have been excellent and among the highest in their professions and in their fields of work . I have observed currently that our staff are being even more efficiently organized under the leadership of our Village Manager Chris Swartz.
Long lived local governmental boards and committees, after many years leave their aging foot prints of “cultural conformity.” New groups shape themselves after the old.
Its obvious that fellow bloggers read each other's postings, raising questions and making comments. It isn't all that obvious however that elected officials and their colleagues read our postings as we seldom hear from those representing us.
It appears that few public officials enter the local blogosphere as few if any comments are made by elected “representatives.”