On Friday we received word from Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa that the shopping center will require people younger than 18 to shop with a parent or an adult 21 or older during certain hours.
The new policy, which goes into effect on Friday, March 30 and is called "Parental Guidance Required," applies after 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
I'm not here to arque the pros and cons of this policy as I rarely drive all the way to Tosa to shop (and seriously, it's so much easier to park Downtown anyway). But, I can't help but wonder why an 18-year-old now has to show an I.D. to shop but still doesn't have to show one to vote.
As I go to the polls next Tuesday, April 3, I'll still be scratching my head.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
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