State Rep. Cory Mason, (D-Racine) - - a member of the Legislature's influential Joint Finance Committee - - has on more than one occasion opposed Waukesha's proposed Lake Michigan diversion plan because it wants the Root River through Racine and that city's harbor as the Waukesha wastewater return flow route:
'Racine Is Not Waukesha's toilet," Mason has said.Or 'Not in our River,' Racine has reiterated.
|State Rep. Cory Mason, (D-Racine)|
Mason said in a letter to Waukesha on October 31st that its diversion plan violated the Great Lakes Compact and pledged to bring up his objections at a public meeting about the diversion plan Waukesha has scheduled in Racine on Nov. 14th.
Mason also said in his letter that the meetings should allow give-and-take between audience members and Waukesha officials.
Waukesha Water Utility General Manager Daniel Duchniak responded to Mason with a letter on November 1.
Duchniak said he would allot 20 minutes to respond to written questions submitted at the meeting and told Mason there would be several "information stations" in the meeting room where audience members could pose questions to Waukesha staffers.
I will try and post the texts of Mason's letter and Waukesha's response when I receive them in a copyable format.