GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay law firm has offered to cover the cost of renaming a street for Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
Metzler, Timm, Treleven, Pahl, Beck, S.C. offered to donate up to $5,000 to cover the signs and labor to install them.
Mayor Jim Schmitt announced the name change during Tuesday’s Packers ceremony at Lambeau Field.
Alderman Chris Wery has said renaming a street is an unnecessary expense and hassle. Wery is opposing Schmitt in Tuesday’s mayoral primary.
David Timm said the law firm wanted to say thank you to the team and McCarthy. He said they didn’t offer because of Wery’s opposition, but he supports a name change, citing precedent with other streets named for Packers icons.
Schmitt’s chief of staff, Ken Dax, said he’s confident $5,000 would cover costs.