From online story comments and Facebook
On planned downtown Janesville fitness court: Since the city is wasting our tax money, can they build a water park in my backyard? I know it will get used a lot.
I have a headache. Dumbest thing I’ve heard of since the floating dock.
—Jeffrey D Scott
What a waste of money. The people who would use it already have memberships to gyms, which there are a lot of in Janesville. And those who can’t afford a membership will use it for a day and never touch it again.
How about fixing some roads in this city instead?
Didn’t they have something like this workout station in Palmer Park back in the 1980s? I believe they tore them out due to vandalism and little usage.
Add a tiki bar and call me Jack LeLanne.
On Milwaukee Street reconstruction in 2020: It’s not as bad as people complained it to be, but it does need changing. I’m glad they’re looking for input. Hopefully they take the input from people that actually visit downtown over all those that claim to avoid it now (but weren’t down there in the first place).
What did they waste turning it into a two-way street, like over $200k?
I’m used to it now; it doesn’t seem as awkward anymore.
—Lisa Virnig Thompson
On Edgerton downtown: I don’t think Edgerton needs housing downtown. What we need are venues for the kids other than the teen center, which doesn’t have proper supervision. We also need businesses and ones that are going to stay, not just bars and restaurants. Our community is no longer the one it used to be. More and more it’s about money and who you are.
—Jennifer M. Pretty
On Jakubowski’s request to move Rock County trial: This made national news. A lot of people know who this guy is. Another county won’t change that.
—Rebecca Anne Camper
Get the guy some mental help. Not an actual prison. From following this, it all revolves around his mental health.
On Attorney General Jeff Sessions challenging pot: Sounds like Sessions needs to smoke a bowl and chill.