A piece of “unfinished business” concerning camping in La Crosse parks, mainly by homeless people, comes back before city council members this month.
On Wednesday night, the council judiciary committee will discuss an amended ordinance, aimed at restricting camping on city property. The proposed amendment would strike some language referring to posting signs that say “no camping.”
The regulations against overnight camping were delayed for a month by the city council at its June meeting. The city webpage lists a few dozen persons requesting to speak at the committee meeting, either for or against the camping ordinance.
Council members decided to put off action, so they would have time to discuss the issue with city residents. The judiciary committee meeting starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall. That meeting usually happens on a Tuesday, but it was rescheduled because of the 4th of July. The committee is likely to make a recommendation for the full council to debate at its next meeting on July 13th.