La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - The City of La Crosse Revitalization Commission began the first of five neighborhood walks tonight in the Washburn Neighborhood.
The Commission advises the Common Council on issues that La Crosse neighborhoods face.
Members will guide the public and policy makers through the neighborhoods while addressing concerns.
The two hour walk began at the Washburn community garden, then stopped to see a new dormitory on the Viterbo campus.
The Washburn neighborhood runs from the Mississippi to West Avenue, then from Cass to Jackson Street.
Those in attendance were given zoning maps as well as crime statistics and property values to help them understand the Washburn neighborhood.
"We're doing a walk through of our neighborhood to kind of point out some of the good things and some of the bad things that neighborhoods are facing today in La Crosse in an effort to educate some of the Council Members and the public of why it's necessary for the revitalization commission to take us seriously and start listening to some of the suggestions we have," said Randy Magno, Chairman of the Washburn Neighborhood Association.
The neighborhood walks are scheduled for the next four Mondays at 6 PM.
If you are interested in attending the next walk, the group will meet at the South Side Community Center next Monday.
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