LETTER: County had Covid fund needs more deserving than new park

To Ozaukee Press:

Let us see if we have this straight: The federal government gave the State of Wisconsin money that was supposed to be used as Covid relief for families and small businesses in need. Tony Evers made the decision, along with input from a member of the state Assembly who is not in our district, to donate that money to a nonprofit organization to purchase land in Port Washington, which in turn came off the county tax roll. The non-profit organization turned around and gave that property to Ozaukee County to make a park, which will cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to create and maintain.

Are we wrong to think that if Ozaukee County were given the choice, its leaders  may have wanted to use that money as intended, and put it towards our struggling EMT and firefighter programs or any other county-funded group which could use the money to help its residents?

Hank Bell

Jeffrey P. Bell



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