Cap Wulf continues controversy

Just when it appeared the dispute over where development can occur on Sturgeon Bay’s west-side waterfront Thomas “Cap” Wulf told members of the city council that a recent Department of Natural Resources determination settling the issue will be appealed.

Wulf is the former chair of the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority who, before being found guilty of using his position of public trust for personal gain, was also a member of the Sturgeon Bay city council.  Speaking during the period for public comments at Tuesday’s meeting, 

Wulf said the DNR determination that delineated where public development can occur on the waterfront will be appealed on behalf of the citizens of Sturgeon Bay. 



Wulf did not say who would file the appeal.  The DNR determination adopted a compromise that was endorsed by the Sturgeon Bay city council and Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront.  Wulf has been an outspoken critic of opponents of commercial development on the west-side waterfront.  He has frequently accused the Friends group and charged them with costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.  He also admitted at Tuesday’s city council meeting that he orchestrated an effort to get those opposed to returning the Teweles and Brandeis granary to the west-side to speak during public comments, resulting in a rebuke to Mayor Thad Birmingham by council member Kelly Catarozoli.

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