Racine County Board supervisors whose districts lie in the City of Racine are standing by their decision to approve the construction of the new juvenile detention facility in the city, even though most of the City Council opposes the plan.
City of Racine leaders thought Racine County was going to have more conversations with them before buying property on Taylor Avenue for its new juvenile facility. Those conversations never happened.
The County has decided to build the new $45 million facility for at-risk youth within city limits, without any notice to city leaders, in part to keep kids close to their families. Some members of the City Council are not happy about it.
“It’s exceptionally frustrating when the alderman of the area wasn’t told this was coming to the neighborhood,” John Tate II said.