In order to adequately fund the city’s operations we must have new economic development.
It seems like we’ve been hearing forever about developing the Mobil Oil site, the former Holiday Inn site, and other properties in La Crosse. Someone needs to be made responsible for progress on those projects and held accountable to timetables.
La Crosse has on average 43 percent higher property taxes than surrounding communities, in addition to cumbersome fees for making basic home improvements. This is a big reason why many people are choosing to buy homes outside the City of La Crosse.
The city has turned to new fees as a way to fund our government. The problem with these fees, like $50 for replacing a window, is it discourages people from improving their homes.
We need to continue to be fiscally conservative and hold the line on taxes and new spending.
This is pretty much right off the top of my head with little to no editing:
Obama calls for more aid to education, when the present aid is the greatest reason that tuition has increased, more housing intervention, when it was Government interference in the market that caused the last housing debacle, he calls for more interference in energy markets when it is government policies, specifically HIS policies that have led, will lead to higher prices, which he has previously stated was his goal. He talks about more oil production, when his policies did all the could to limit, so that oil production increased IN SPITE of not because of BHO admin policies.
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* The Food Pantry in the La Crosse Salvation Army at 223 Eighth St. N.,(608)782-6126 is in extremely short supply of canned vegetables, boxed meals (H&T Helper / Rice-a-roni / Mac & Cheese), pasta and sauces. A donation of any food will be appreciated!
* Catholic Charities Food Pantry, (608) 782-0710 is in need of donations of all types. Canned or box soups, stews, tuna, breakfast cereal, jams or jelly, toilet paper, tissues, liquid hand soap, laundry detergent, body wash and feminine products. Please drop off items at 3710 East Avenue South, La Crosse, from 8:30-4:00 Mon-Thurs.
* Onalaska Food Basket, (next to the Onalaska American Legion Club), 731 Sand Lake Road, (608) 783-7722 is in need of hamburger/tuna helper, stew, canned tomato products, peanut butter, cream soups, vegetable soups, tomato soups, beans and pasta. Thank you for your generosity.
Direct and blatant violations of posse comitatus. I think it's time to begin the impeachment hearings and get the president to answer some very serious questions. For example, what gives him the right to violate the laws of our land?
I spoke with a high-ranking, military source in DHS. Preferring to remain unnamed for obvious reasons, he told me, "DHS and DOD are conducting desensitizing exercises all across the U.S.," he paused, then added, "we’re being prepared for mass civil unrest in major U.S. cities. DOD will be expected to help - when we’re requested."Read More Here
Drugs are the main cause behind a rising tide of criminal activity in the La Crosse area.
I fully support Chief Tischer’s plan to create a specially trained street crime unit. The proposal, which Tischer said would be intended to ‘go get the worst of the worst,’ will call for adding six officers to the current force of 93 in the 2014 budget.
Most people are probably aware of the rise in drug-related deaths in our city last year, but they may not be aware of the hundreds of lives saved by local paramedics from drug overdoses. This is a problem that demands serious action.
Cities of comparable size have a police force of between 99 and 103, according to Tischer.
I would also work with area legislators Rep. Billings, Rep. Doyle and Sen. Shilling on changes to state law to help law enforcement agencies pursue criminals across local jurisdictions. Such an agreement already exists with La Crescent, Minn.