They knew the day would come when the population would shift out of Milwaukee and the socialist scam that is MMSD would change its "screw the suburbs" tax/fee approach--because the suburbs would have the majority of 'served' residents.
Sykes was kind enough to remind 'PoopDump' Barrett of his own words in 2004, and the newspaper article included the following:
...Barrett's push to reform MMSD appeared aimed at staving off another reform he does not favor -- a fundamental change in the way the district is governed. Some suburban state lawmakers have advocated making the commissioners elected, not appointed.
Barrett said the Milwaukee mayor should retain authority to name seven of the 11 commissioners because a large majority of metro-area residents live or work in Milwaukee...(emphasis is Charlie's)
Notice Barrett's weasel-wording? "..majority live OR WORK in Milwaukee..."
Yah, but: the majority of MMSD taxpayers do NOT live "in Milwaukee." They live in suburbs which have separated-sewer systems.
And they pay for Milwaukee's mistakes. Dearly.