Is there a new plan for solving La Crosse’s homelessness problem? Those in charge aren’t saying much yet, but a meeting is scheduled next week between the city and county of La Crosse with the agenda including an update on La Crosse’s homeless problem. Beyond that, it is not clear if the meeting will simply update area leaders on the status of the problem, or if they have some new solution to get people into housing. What is clear, is that nothing seems to be working. The city provided a campground at Houska park for the winter, which was left contaminated by dirty needles. When that ended, many of the homeless returned to other city parks which they frequented before, like Cameron Park downtown. That too has quickly become littered and the site of numerous police calls. It has gotten so bad, the Farmer’s Market has fewer vendors and fewer customers because people no longer want to spend time in that city park. There is a possibility the market may have to pack up, or move on. How long before the problem affects more of downtown? This is a city park and should be available to all residents. Let’s hope our elected officials have some solution for making that happen.