Whoops! The "this'll save us a ton of money" deal to dump the Milawaukee County Mental Health Complex and locate mental health services won't save us a ton of money, after all, according to the JS.
Buying and fixing St. Michael will cost at least triple what it would cost to fix up the existing Mental Health Complex.
County Executive Scott Walker has been trying to sell this as a great deal for county taxpayers.
Walker said he hoped that any money left over from the sale and relocation would become a rainy-day fund to improve county-provided mental health care. He said that idea might draw mixed reviews on the County Board.
That was in January.
It was the County Board -- not Scott Walker -- that demanded information about how much it would cost to fix the Mental Health Complex compared to moving to St. Michael.
It's pretty clear: Scott Walker proposed this move as a cost-saving measure without having a clue as to what he was talking about or any idea of what the ramifications would be.
In other words, business as usual for Scott Walker.