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Letter to the Editor: Sprager Kept BID Together

Alderman Roger Patton, who also serves on the Waukesha Business Improvement District's Board of Directors, encourages others to thank Sprager for her work.

Editor's Note: The following letter to the editor was submitted to Patch by Alderman Roger Patton.

The has suffered a great loss in the as our director to take a new job.  The BID Board of Directors has been very happy with her enthusiastic leadership and

Her sunny, optimistic disposition kept our board together when we had disagreements over issues such as and the handling of the initial Guitar Town money.  We were reminded constantly by Meghan how we needed to keep together, sharing our differences without bullying or broken relationships.

This Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 820 N. Grand, at the Waukesha Community Art Project, the BID is having an "After-Five" social time, in which the business owners of our downtown can come and greet Meghan Sprager and express their appreciation and love for her service.

This is just one opportunity for forgiving those whose behavior over the street
closings and the Guitar Town money has been perceived as having created a "hostile environment" for Meghan's work.  We are pulling together as a BID and looking to the future and not the past.

Christine VanderBloemen August 25, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I agree with Alderman Patton that we are losing a great executive director. I do not agree with his perception that the Guitar Town and closing the Streets on Friday night contributed to the "hostile environment". It goes deeper than that. I appreciate Alderman Patton's comments.
Christine VanderBloemen August 25, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Hopefully when I see Alderman Patton I will ask him if he thinks those of us that are for a stricter street closing ordinance and who had valid questions about the Guitar Town project are who he thinks are the reason why Meghan quit. Hopefully everything will be straightened out at the special meeting of the BID board on Thursday, August 30, at 7:30 a.m. at the Rotunda.
Johnny Paycheck August 25, 2012 at 04:54 PM
So somebody quit their job-- big deal... It is bizarre that this position existed in the first place. Business owners are usually pretty good at looking out of their own interests, but if she is truly the messiah as some of the posters have seemed to claim then there is nothing stopping the downtown businesses from pooling their resources to form a separate group and hiring her to do whatever they desire.

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