John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
It is too bad that we have to live with bad political news. We have a governor who hates unions and poor people. We have Milwaukee Public Schools trying to survive with much of their funding lost due to our governors actions. We have parks that are very much in need of work to help them survive for the future. We have bus route reductions due to funding cuts. We have a clone of Scott Walker trying to become our next county executive. The future now is scary. I wish that both political parties would get together and end this animosity towards each other. We need balance in our politics. Both parties have their good points. This is the United States of America. We must respect our fellow citizens and find compromise on needed actions. Please vote on elections day. Every vote is important.