Green Bay alder Brian Johnson says Green Bay is an industrial city.
"And now, of course, things have started to shift and change. And so our community has to reflect that. And so when we take a look at industrial site uses, particularly on the riverfront, near downtown, there are higher and better uses. And that's ultimately what we're trying to achieve," Johnson said.
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One million American Rescue dollars will go toward adding in storm water retention ponds at Seymour Park in Green Bay, if the full city council approves the project.
"The loss of a big chunk of a park is never desirable, but you've got to kind of weigh the impact that that has relative to something else that's really been plaguing that area, which is chronic flooding for many decades," alder and finance committee member Brian Johnson said.
City Council members Brian Johnson and Bill Galvin are among those questioning if public safety could be improved instead by hiring more officers and continuing to work with the city's recently established Neighborhood Response Team, in addition to its ongoing work with the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform.
"We've been told as a City Council that we have about two dozen or so bad actors within the community that are driving a bulk of this problem (of shootings)," Johnson said. "If, at the end of the day, you can remove those two dozen people and not have to make such a substantial investment on deterrence, I'd rather stick the money into that."
"If you have a system, for example, that has four square miles and now you're at 70,000 a year and now you have $280,000 every year to basically have a subscription on the system, that's very concerning without any answer about how we're going to fund that," Johnson said. "Do we want a gunshot detection system that costs $300,000 a year to maintain? Or do we want to put three new officers on the street?"
On Broadway Inc. wish list: Improved streetscapes, more housing and infill development. and 'special projects'