Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 11:58 AM
To:; Lee, Chris
Subject: HPC Substitute Ordinance PLEASE READ FOR THE RECORD 12/11/2012
To: Historic Preservation Commission
From: Randy Bryant

I am currently in New York on business and regret that I am unable to attend the special meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.  I have always stated that historic preservation should integrate the desires of the community.  Over the last eighteen (18) months there has been a significant amount of time and energy devoted to improving our current thirty (30) year ordinance, which has served us reasonably well.  Evidence of this is reflected in the high regard for Milwaukee's historic environment being among the best in the nation.  I would like to thank Aldermen Witkowski and Bauman for allowing an open process where we engaged many of the stakeholders/interested parties to share their inputs and concerns.  As with any process seeking consensus, no one gets everything that they want but their input is valued, heard and in some cases incorporated.  The current substitute ordinance presented by Witkowski /Bauman is a vast improvement over the original submission from eighteen (18) months ago.  I would say that many of us learned a lot, which will be valuable as we implement the new ordinance.  I have personally worked with many of the stakeholders to ensure consensus and I would like to take one step further and ask each of you to support the substitute ordinance being introduced today.

I look forward to working with you in the future.  I am proud of what we have accomplished.  We have served our community well via our astute attention to detail.  Please keep in mind that this is an historic event and a privilege to be engaged in shaping our historic future and protecting one of our cities most important assets.  Most importantly we are preserving a community that has achieved national recognition for its "as built environment" and livability.

Enjoy your holiday season.

Randy Bryant