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.
The Milwaukee County Transit Company and Milwaukee County Board has complanied that there has been a decline in ridership on buses. Have they ever noticed that a large amount of people are jobless now. If they can't go to work, then why should they ride a bus? If more jobs were created in Milwaukee County, everything could return to normal. This take the efforts of our business community and government combined to help create some jobs. The more workers there are, then the more tax money is available to run our government. If S.W. had not laid off so many county workers, then more people could ride the buses. A good bus service is needed to keep Milwaukee County alive and active. We need more than just minimum wage jobs as S.W. would offer the people if elected governor. We also need some benefits for the workers. In Milwaukee we have an abundance of highly skilled workers, but no jobs are available for them. We need more jobs to create a better work and living environment here. Create more jobs and more problems will be solved. Mayor Dan Hoan knew how to handle this problem, but no current politicians seem to have the knack to be that creative in a crisis situation.