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.
Lately as I leave Milwaukee, and go through Cudahy, I wonder if Scrooge is in charge of salting the roads. The roads are full of ice and lack salt. If you put on your brakes at one stop light, you will probably stop at the next one down the road. If you change driving lanes in Cudahy, you might end up in a ditch, inside of another car or on the sidewalk near the curb. If you will check the amounts of accidents due to ice on the road or unplowed roads, Cudahy might take first place. St. Francis and South Milwaukee at least try to plow and salt their streets. Whose lives are you tring to save? Has the Aurora St. Luke's South Hospital paid you not to salt the roads? Take a drive down Packard Avenue, Whitnall Avenue, Lake Drive and see if you can find any salt on these roads. You should be ashamed to call Cudahy a progressive city. You salt the roads like the 19th century. We don't use horses any more, so you can plow and salt these roads now. Bring Cudahy back into the 21st century and take care of your citizens. How you treat your city reflects on your mayor and city aldermen. If you want to look like the three stooges, at least try to do some safe measures for your citizens. Remember the people will remember you at election time when they vote for or against you.