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 wish to apologize to the Bay View Neighborhood Association and Terese Crain and Patty Pritchard Thompson. I must have received incorrect information about the restrooms at the Humboldt Park Chalet being locked on July 4th this year. I am very sensitive about the restroom situation in the park. You and your group have done much to try to improve Humboldt Park. Your work has been outstanding. The outdoor blue port-a-jons are rented by the Bay View Neighborhood Association and therefore private for "Chill on the Hill" needs. Humboldt Park 4th of July Association has no direct conection to the Bay View Neighborhood Association. We are both dependent on the park staff for our needs. Cliff Hale and his crew are outstanding people and have always helped us as best they can. I again apologize for my statements in my Blog "Support Bay View" --" Have fun at the "Chill on the Hill" concert series. You are correct and I am wrong on what I stated.