Cities across the U.S. are starting to offer free child care at public meetings. Supporters in La Crosse say it could be a way to increase participation, particularly among those whose voices are often sidelined.
Jessica Olson on the statue, police reforms, the La Crosse Center, running for mayor, and owning up to her mistakes.
Olson says she wants to reenergize city hall and increase public engagement with city government as mayor of La Crosse.
The city’s police and fire commission’s relationship with police is too close for it to offer objective oversight, says a former member.
La Crosse Common Council will vote Thursday on plans that could pay millions to developers.
Council members and city officials responded with condescension to our concerns. We won’t let that happen again.
The project to build a combined police and fire station now moves to the common council for a vote next Thursday.
The city’s judiciary and administration committee voted 4-2 in favor of the proposal on Tuesday.
City officials have included a plan to build a $36 million police and fire complex in their 2021-25 capital projects budget.