Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
This morning marks the first morning of our new mayor's 4 year term. Last night Brookfield's Mayor and reelected Aldermen were sworn in.
There are no new faces in the council chambers this term, just a new seating arrangement! (Alderman Nelson might be feeling a little lonely though, since his former seat mate moved up to the mayor's chair.)
There seems to be a lot of good will behind this new mayor, which is a very refreshing change. I think people are looking forward to having a mayor who really is the mayor.
Mayor Ponto has my good will as well; the next 4 years won't be easy. I wish him much success.
Post Script: Big night for District 4, Alderman Nelson reelected as Common Council president
Details on Ponto swearing in Tuesday night, "'This is truly what I wanted to do at this point in my life,' Ponto told the crowd after being sworn in by Judge Jeffrey Warchol. 'I will do the very best I can. I will not let you down.' "