Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck, S.C., a Green Bay-based law firm has offered to donate money towards the cost of renaming a street in honor of Packers coach Mike McCarthy after his team emerged victorious in the Super Bowl.
The law firm has offered to donate up to $5,000 to the City of Green Bay to cover costs for new street signs and labor.
Earlier, Mayor Jim Schmitt had proposed a plan of renaming a city street as 'McCarthy's Way' in permanent honor of the coach who led Green Bay Packers team to victory against Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV.
The City of Green Bay and surrounding communities have been very good to my partners and we thought that this would be a another way for us restate our thanks, while at the same time honoring the Green Bay Packers and Coach McCarthy for their recent Super Bowl victory, WTAQ quoted firm partner David Timm as saying.
Schmitt has called the offer an outstanding act of generosity and said it shows the pride this firm has in the City of Green Bay and its national football team, the Green Bay Packers. But the mayor said he had not decided which street should be renamed as it would require approval from the Green Bay City Council. He is considering Ashland Avenue, Ridge Road and a smaller downtown street near the City Deck attraction, according to Green Bay Press Gazette.
However, Alderman Chris Wery, who is running for the mayor's office, has opposed the plan, citing high costs. Wery told the Green Bay Press-Gazette that renaming a street in honor of McCarthy is an unnecessary expense and hassle and nothing more than a publicity stunt for Schmitt.
I will fervently oppose any attempt to change residential streets in my district, he said.