The city of La Crosse will not prevent homeowners from putting up some specific kinds of fences in their front yards.
Council members have voted against an amendment to a fence ordinance.
If the amendment had passed, the city would have banned putting chain-link fencing or unpainted wood fences along public sidewalks.
Opponents on the council , and argued that many families use the kind of fences they can afford.
In other council business, the plan to open a resource office for the homeless on 5th Avenue officially has been rejected.
Neighbors had spoken out against the plan, and Thursday night’s vote was a formality because Catholic Charities had already withdrawn the idea.