Alternate-side parking in La Crosse will be enforced again starting Tuesday night, with several inches of snow being predicted in the next 24 hours.
But a change in the parking rules is being proposed at City Hall, to delay the start of alternate-side enforcement until the first 2-inch snowfall of the season that occurs after November 15th.
The proposed amendment will be discussed by the city council judiciary committee on January 5th.
Under current rules, police can start leaving tickets on cars November 15th, even if there’s no snow on the ground.
La Crosse’s only 2-inch snowfall so far this season happened in late October, before the official alternate-side rules were in effect, and the city decided to pause enforcement of the parking rules until more snow arrived.
The special parking rules would still remain in effect through March 15th, no matter when the first 2-inch snowfall occurs.
The official snow totals would be measured at the La Crosse Airport by the National Weather Service.