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Plan for more alternate-side parking to help leaf clean-up is opposed by La Crosse council member



Is alternate-side parking really necessary to help La Crosse clean leaves off the street in the fall, or is it just another idea for making money through tickets? 

City residents are speaking out against the idea of special parking rules for leaf collection, and that includes city council member Gary Padesky. 

Padesky, who serves on the board of public works, doesn’t want parking rules changed specifically for leaf collection. 

The alternate-side plan has been proposed as a way to complete the leaf cleanup period in 4 to 5 weeks.   

Padesky lobbied to reduce the alternate-side parking period for snow removal during the winter, and he doesn’t want it extended again.

The 2019 plan calls for four weeks of leaf clean-up between mid-October and Thanksgiving, with employees of several city departments assigned to the task.

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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