From Milwaukee County Supervisor Steven Shea’s press release …
As Milwaukee County’s structural deficit grows we are forced to do more with less every year. Despite the limits on our revenue and overall reduction in spending, there are several bright spots in the 2020 budget that South Shore that residents can look forward to. Transit service will be maintained for residents who depend on Milwaukee County Transit System’s routes 48, 52, 55 and 80, seniors who use the Kelly Senior Center will be happy to know we are investing $250,000 for a new boiler, outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate a resurfaced parking lot at (Wil-o-Way) Grant Park, and I’m very happy to report that Grobschmidt Pool will remain open for the 2020 season,” said Supervisor Shea.
Thanks, Supervisor Shea, for fighting for South Milwaukee and the South Shore, and to the County Board for including this funding in their final budget, and to County Executive Abele for letting it stand.
Here is a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story on the budget.
So, we rejoice for now, while recognizing the future is far from certain on Grobschmidt Pool — still one of the lower-utilized pools in the county, and one of its oldest — and all of the county assets in South Milwaukee.
Parks, pools, transit, you name it … it is increasingly difficult for the county (and cities like us, for that matter) to invest in their services and facilities.
It only gets harder from here, and the next county executive.