While Jay has been a vocal and consistent opponent of the current CBL Mall Deal, City Council President and Mayoral Candidate Bob Mielke voted "yes" to approve its source of funding twice. The TID amendment was the mechanism used to fund the unsecured loans that are now being offered to CBL.
The city and CBL recently suggested to the City Pages in an article titled Fear and Loathing at the Mall that well-laid plans for future phases of the mall reinvigoration have existed since the initial presentation was provided to a select few. I guess that depends on how you define “plan” and how you differentiate
Born in Wausau in 1979, and grew up on Sturgeon Eddy
Attended John Marshall Elementary, Saint Michael, Saint Matthew, and Horace Mann Middle School
Studied math at UWMC while still a high school student at Wausau East
Graduated from Wausau East High School with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
BA, Economics and History, Chancellor’s Scholar – University of Pittsburgh
JD – University of Wisconsin Law School
Judicial Intern, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Board of Directors: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin, 2012-Present*
Founding Co-Chair: Marathon County Treatment Instead of Prison Committee
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