No new changes yet in La Crosse’s alternate-side parking rules for winter.
A plan to delay the start of odd-even parking in the winter until after 2 inches of snow have fallen is being postponed, while the city looks into how the current system is working.
Council member Gary Padesky has proposed mandatory odd-even parking for the last two weeks of November, to get leaves off the street before winter, but that idea is being shelved until at least the March council meeting.
The council did not vote on a plan approved in committee to delay enforcement of alternate-side parking until after a total of 2 inches of snow has fallen in La Crosse.
The snowfall would have to occur after November 15th. Assistant police chief Rob Abraham says if that plan had been in effect this winter, no tickets would have been given out until December 27th.
In other council business on Thursday night, city leaders discussed complaints about new business on State Road, which had been vacant since closing in 2017.
“I’m disappointed that the building is not being demolished, and that we’re not starting fresh there because we’ve talked about any number of concepts of mixed-use housing, neighborhood serving retail, restaurants,” said the mayor.