At another site on which I write more frequently about issues in the greater Milwaukee area, I have posted a long and annotated essay about what is wrong with the way the government carries out regional planning.

I won't take up UppityWis's space with the essay in its entirety, but rather can direct you to it, here.

 Like the committee that is meeting in Madison to craft legislation about water preservation in the Great Lakes region - - another issue I reference in the essay - - these efforts are too much in the hands of insiders with narrow agendas and constituencies, so the common good and broad impacts are minimized.

 The efforts lose their credibility, and in the end, social justice is ignored.

If you are interested in the bigger picture in southeastrn Wisconsin, you can give it a read. Here is the link again.