By Tim Kowols
The candidate for Mayor of Sturgeon Bay who came within 52 votes of defeating Thad Birmingham believes the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority should be abolished.
Laurel Brooks also told DoorCountyDailyNews.com the recent decision by the WRA to table a settlement negotiated with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront is another example of a lack of open government in city government.
Brooks, a former member of the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission for nine years, believes the appointed members of the WRA should not have the authority granted by the council to spend the taxpayer’s money.
Brooks went on to say she would abolish the WRA and leave that kind of decision making to a collaboration between the Sturgeon Bay Common Council and the city’s Plan Commission.