Regional cooperation, Waukesha-style:
The City of Waukesha has pushed hard, with aid from the state DNR and regional planning body, (SEWRPC), to use Lake Michigan water as leverage over the smaller, more rural Town of Waukesha - - and now road-building into the Town backed by the City is being added to the pressure:
City, county give thumbs up to West Waukesha bypass
Town of Waukesha vehemently says 'no'
I noted this here more than two years ago:Town residents argued that their voice needs to be heard since they said a majority of the bypass will reside in the town and that it would ruin the town's rural atmosphere, be a noise nuisance and that it would not be a financial benefit to them
Monday, September 13, 2010
The drivers of this process will be a) expanded water service from a possible Lake Michigan diversion (estimated cost, $164 million), and b) highway expansion in the form of the West Waukesha Bypass (about $50 million expected).