Not ours either..
Elected officials like Supervisor Steve Taylor should not be working as paid political operatives in their spare time. When our politicians are paid to do outside political work, it is impossible for their constituents to know who they’re actually working for.
The appearance of impropriety should be clear to anyone paying attention.
Moreover, Milwaukee County’s Ethic’s Code expressly forbids County Board members from having any personal or economic interest in decisions and policies of the County.
We know that Mr. Taylor has repeatedly broken the Ethic’s Code for soliciting county contractors for campaign help in the past. This conduct should stop. However, it looks like his “consultancy” plans to ratchet up his appearance of impropriety.
According to his website, Steve Taylor has experience “breaking through roadblocks, speeding up timelines and getting the job done.”
Mr. Taylor also claims he has the “connections to get the job done.”
We are concerned that Mr. Taylor is mixing his sworn duties as an elected official with what he is offering private clients. Who, after all, are his client’s hiring – Steve Taylor the County Supervisor and Franklin Alderman, or his alter-ego the “consultant?”
Demonstrating this point, Mr. Taylor’s consultancy website features the exact same picture found on his Milwaukee County page.
The website states that Steve’s services can be bought for a negotiable hourly, retainer, or project-based fee. Last time we checked, Milwaukee County’s taxpayers already pay supervisor Taylor a retainer of $24,285 dollars a year, why hasn’t he been working for them?
Call Steve Taylor at 414-278-4267 and tell him Milwaukee County will not stand for conduct that creates an such a clear appearance of impropriety.
You can check out Steve’s website here: http://stevetaylorllc.com/services/