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La Crosse Center, vets, and parking top city council agenda

Brad Williams

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The La Crosse Center, a veterans home and paid on-street parking are all on the menu for city council members at 6 p.m. Thursday. 

The council, meeting at City Hall, is being asked to endorse a new west-side expansion plan for the civic center to replace a different plan vetoed last summer by the mayor. 

The new expansion plan has about a $42-million cap.

Also, after months of delay, the council may be ready to vote on a conditional use permit for a transitional veterans home on Farnam Street.

Many neighbors have raised objections to putting such a facility near their homes. 

Lastly, there is a recommendation to let a $1-an-hour street parking plan be tested in both the UW-La Crosse and Western Technical College neighborhoods.   

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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