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.
I have been told that some changes are coming to the Humboldt Park Lagoon very soon. The landscape will be changed to beautify the area. Milwaukee County is finally doing something about our dirty and weedy lagoon. Take the time to tour the area and see the changes that are being made. If you have any questions, you can contact Chris Larson, our County Supervisor, and he will answer any of your questions. Humboldt Park is over one hundred years old and is one of the original parks in Milwaukee. The parks that existed before then were either beer gardens or cemeteries. We should take advantage of our County Parks before they vanish because of financial concerns of the County Pension Scandal. If the County Executive has his way, all of the parks will become postage stamp size parks and the land sold off to pay off the pension scandal. Very little work has been done in our parks due to lack of proper funding of park employees to do the work. The County's answer to this problem is to hire more desk supervisors and lay off more actual workers. Please support our county park system and protect our parks from further deterioration from lack of funding. Why has there been no proper investigation of the County Government Pension Scandal? Why do these criminals go free and we the tax payers have to suffer as a result? If you can find an answer to these questions, then you are doing better than me.