Advocating for a Smooth Road to the Beach — and Investments in Our Parks

I am glad to see the Grant Park Beach road be resurfaced in the last week — and happy to help cut the ribbon on Tuesday.

The project is long overdue, and more investments in the park are needed, but it’s a good start— one that could not have happened without the advocacy of the Friends of Grant Park and Supervisor Steven Shea.

As mayor, I also pledge to continue to advocate for our local parks, and make sure we get our fair share of investment, even and especially during the pandemic. Budgets are tough — they are tough for all of us — and getting tougher. Spending on parks often takes a backseat to other priorities for Milwaukee County, but dollars must still flow to our parks.

As I wrote to Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley and Milwaukee County Board leaders in July, asking for urgent investment in the beach road, beach cleanup from winter storms and other areas …

Grant Park Beach has seen a resurgence in recent years, especially from where it was a decade ago, and it is a huge part of South Milwaukee’s identity as a city. That is in large part due to renewed investment from the county, and, as mayor, I thank you for that. 

Please take action now to ensure those gains are not lost. Please help!

That help is still needed, now more than ever.

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