January 16, 2009

City committee meeting Tuesday to begin removing Becker from office

The City Council's executive committee will meet Tuesday to review procedures for possibly removing Mayor Gary Becker from office.

Executive Committee members include: Sandy Weidner, QA Shakoor II, Tom Friedel, Greg Helding and David Maack. Becker is also a member.

Three of the five members of the Executive Committee are interested in replacing Becker as mayor. Maack is acting mayor, and Helding and Shakoor are interested in running in an election to replace Becker.

Here's the J-S story on the upcoming hearing.


  1. The Executive Committee is meeting on Tuesday - January 20, 2009 in Room 205 (Council Chambers) at City Hall at 5:30 PM to discuss procedures for removing Gary Becker from office. I strongly suggest you attend this meeting and voice your opinion respectfully to them. I also strongly suggest that all of you channel your disgust in this matter by being proactive and actually doing something about it. Call and write your alderman and demand action. Make your alderman accountable for his or her actions. Some are not leaders, only followers. They need to be voted out of office. Call and write the DA's Office and demand there isn't a plea deal for Becker. He needs to be held accountable for his actions and NOT be given leniency because he is/was a Mayor. Send a written, signed complaint to the City Clerk's Office at City Hall stating you are appalled at Becker's actions and demand his impeachment immediately. Make sure you sign the complaint and have your name and address on it. The address is: City Clerk's Office - 730 Washington Avenue - Racine, WI 53403. Don't rely on others to do this - do it yourselves. This is OUR city. The aldermen work for US. We have a choice to either sit back, complain and do nothing more than write on blogs - or we can stand united and demand the removal of this sick person from the office of Mayor. Gary Becker does not deserve to be paid his salary and benefits. That's OUR money he's getting. Demand that his City cell phone, P-card (City charge card), e-mail access, keys, etc. be confiscated and given back to the City. We deserve better leadership from our elected officials. Stand up folks and let your voices be heard. We don't have to take this anymore.

  2. Right on 6:40.

    Demand we hold an election to finsh
    Becker's term and not allow Comrade Maack to be appointed, also demand that any sitting Council member return any money received by them from any Becker Campaign group