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Lacrosse is going to sign it....Onalaska and Holman are discussing it......but West Salem signed it. The Complete Streets program. And they became the first city in the state to do it. It's a pedestrian and bike-friendly policy that was approved by unanimous vote by the West Salem Village Board and it states that the village will strive to accommodate bicycles and
pedestrians on new roadway projects.
Jack Zibrowski, the Lacrosse County Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator says West Salem will see better sidewalks and bike lanes, wider shoulders and ramps for the disabled.
Zibrowski says that that changes won't be earthshaking to begin with but in 10 or 15 years it could be a huge difference. It helps people to enjoy their homes and their community.
The YWCA of the Coulee Region will announce a partnership Tuesday morning with Western Technical College that will keep affordable and accessible child care in downtown La Crosse. It will be at the future YWCA Child Center located on Western Technical College’s La Crosse campus.
The WTC board, back in January, voted to close the center.
The Central baseball team faces Portage in a playoff at 1 p.m. at Copeland Park. The game time had been reported by some sources as 4:30.
At this point, there's been no decision made to actually fix Bliss Road in La Crosse. Yet, the city council's on the way towards collecting bids on the road to Grandad Bluff that's been washed out since last summer. City council president Audrey Kader says it's good to have the bids on hand in case the council votes to proceed with repairs. She says Bliss is likely to get fixed eventually. Especially since there seems to be new willingness from the town of Shelby to help pay for repairs.
There's been times in the past when the city of La Crosse council districts and the county board districts in the city did not match up. May happen again soon. The city council's redistricting committee is recommending to the full council to stay at 17 members. This comes after the county board voted to shrink its size from 35 to 29 members, eliminating 4 districts in the city of La Crosse. Because of complications during elections, the city was under pressure to also cut four. The full council could vote on the issue this month.