Businesses and government agencies are worried about running out of money as a result of the COVID outbreak, and the coming of winter weather makes the problem even worse.
La Crosse’s community development committee is studying where the needs might be the greatest.
Mayor Tim Kabat told the committee about the areas where he wants action.
Kabat’s priorities are “the homeless situation and the issues of contact tracing and testing and trying to support understanding what’s going on with COVID.”
Development administrator Caroline Gregerson says businesses continue to shut down because of health-related restrictions, and groups like the Chamber of Commerce have concerns.
“School has to be back in session,” says Gregerson, “and there has to be child care to restore confidence in employment, and then just winter is going to make things worse.”