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Capital budget for La Crosse passes committee; new skate park being proposed

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A $39 million dollar budget for capital improvements in La Crosse has cleared the committee stage, and goes to the full city council next week. 

The CIP budget was passed with some minor changes, mainly postponing some street projects for a year. 

The spending plan for 2023 includes $4 million for a new Gillette Street fire station, and a million dollars to help fund improvements at the Kids Coulee playground in Myrick Park. 

Kids Coulee

Money for developing a parking lot at Erickson Park would be taken out, so a skate park could be planned on the same land for 2024. The amount taken from the ’23 budget is about $150,000.

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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  1. Rabbi Brian Serle

    September 2, 2022 at 7:41 am

    I am so disappointed to hear we are spending so much for parks, and so little for our homeless neighbors. Tragic!

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