Franklin alderman/woman/person Kristen Wilhelm has issued her latest e-newsletter that includes an idea she’s been pushing hard to extend Marquette Avenue. The proposal certainly has merit. Everyone supports public safety. Everyone wants kids and pedestrians near a school not to be at risk. But in the newsletter Wilhelm is not completely honest about her motivations, and has chosen to use children for what can be considered an unethical purpose.
In the newsletter and in her public statements about Marquette Avenue Wilhelm NEVER mentions that one of the project developers standing to gain economically is one of her former campaign officials. I believe the taxpaying public needs to know the ENTIRE truth about this item.
To repeat, the project has benefit to the community. However, I agree with Franklin Mayor Steve Olson who stated at a recent Franklin Common Council meeting that it must be addressed and executed properly.