Tuesdays with the Mayor: A weekly update with Stevens Point Mayor Mike Wiza
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT – Mayor Mike Wiza sat down with Gazette staff to give his weekly update on all things Stevens Point. Wiza touched on the council’s opposition to deportation orders and COVID-19 updates.
City leaders fight against deportation
City leaders unanimously passed a resolution stating the council’s opposition to deporting Hmong and Lao residents after nearly 4,800 immigrants were served deportation orders issued by the U.S. Federal government.
“The council voted unanimously to oppose deportation orders and will send out the resolution to state and federal representatives,” Wiza said.
The resolution will be sent to local legislatures, Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin League of Municipalities, and local U.S. representatives and senators.
“These are members of our community, and we oppose — generally — the Federal government stepping in and taking members of our community,” Wiza said.
COVID-19 preparation in Stevens Point
Wiza said city leaders continue to track the progress of the coronavirus. City staff and crews are still working at their designated posts, but Wiza said plans to work from home are set in place if things continue to worsen throughout the state.
Wiza noted that residents could check the city website for information on the virus and its symptoms.
“The city at this point doesn’t have a whole lot that isn’t already out there, if people are looking for more info, I would defer to our website for local information for things like symptoms and things you can do if you may feel sick,” Wiza explained.