Been a while since this has been an issue... the names have been changed to protect the...whatever...
There was a neighborhood meeting on Monday regarding the effects of the security plan imposed on Wiggie's liquor license. Bar owner was there, as well as alder and police, ALRC rep, some neighbors and two pro-Dave people (one from other end of neighborhood, one from Cherokee Marsh, why she's there I don't know). Police reported that since the plan is in place there have been no calls for service. Neighbors reported that since the plan is in place there has been no problems. ALRC rep and alder state that security plan provisions remain in place until license renewal/request from bar owner, and that neighbors will have chance to comment at these junctures. Bar owner accuses police of abusing bar employees, claims that police have not been doing enough to help him, accuses district captain of not being willing to meet with him, wants police to train employees, and suggests to neighbors that they should move if they have a problem with the bar. One pro-Dave'r agrees with neighbors that they should not have to endure what they have endured, but wants to try to get rid of the "bad people" (my paraphrasing but not out of context) that come to the bar rather figure out than why bar owner has accommodated them for so long, and suggests that police do more to help bar owner. Also suggests that next neighborhood meeting (including alder, ALRC and police) take place at disputed bar.
And this was all BEFORE Snowpocalyse 2011.
Seriously, I have no idea how this guy has managed to be such an influence in Madison and Dane county for so long. He seems like such a dolt.
Any comments/suggestions on how to proceed/snarky witticisms that will simultaneously amuse and infuriate us?
We just want this to be over.