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.
Have you recently walked in Humboldt Park. The water looks dirty and full of slime. The weeds are building up on the outer edges. How any fish can survive in that filthy water is beyond me. The park has hard working people employed there. The problem is that there is too much work and not enough staff to do it. What is Milwaukee County going to do about this? Do not blame the park staff, because they are overworked already. Our city founders gave us parks for the people to enjoy, but now political concerns are blocking the maintenance of these parks. It is a shame to be in the park and see all of this lack of maintenance. Our city fathers would turn over in their graves if they could see the parks as they are now. Something has to be done to protect and preserve this treasure of ours. Please contact your elected officials to see what can be done about this problem. It is up to you to complain to them, because what I say does not matter to them.