Everyone agrees—our politicians shouldn’t be for sale. However, multiple members of the Milwaukee County board are supplementing their income by selling their political “expertise”.
Supervisor Steve Taylor’s (District 9) website, www.stevetaylorllc.com, lists a range of services that are available to prospective clients for a “negotiable fee.” Oddly, many of these are similar the services that his constituents elected him perform – and our County’s taxpayers pay him to do.
These include government affairs, according to Steve Taylor, he has:
“firsthand experience the challenging processes that developers and corporations have to wade through in order to get much-needed government approvals in areas such as: zoning, construction permits, tax credits, tax incremental financing, minority set-asides, neighborhood concerns, brownfield development, land use, environmental impact, property values, and virtually all other areas involved in the intersection between business and government.”
It must be hard for Supervisor Taylor to serve in the best interest of the public when according to his website, “You can rely on Steve to represent your interests diligently” for a negotiable fee.
Conflicts of interest abound. And so does a clear appearance of impropriety.
This is just the latest example of Milwaukee County Supervisors putting politics above serving the people of Milwaukee County. Unfortunately, this isn’t surprising considering Supervisors like Steve Taylor are getting paid to do so.
Call Supervisor Taylor at 414-278-4267 and tell him it’s time to stop mixing his private benefits with his public responsibilities and start doing his job.
We wrote up a little bit more about Supervisor Taylor’s LLC, check it out here.