Public Works seeing increase in revenue

La Crosse’s Public Works department is seeing a spike in revenue.

Its annual parking assessment is showing more than a 4% increase. Every year, downtown business owners pay a fee based of an assessment of their property value.

This year more properties are taking part in the assessment, leaving more money for the Public Works department.

“There have been a few properties that went from exempt to non-exempt. Lot “C” for example is obviously no longer owned by the county, so it’s no longer exempt. And there is a couple other properties that have changed ownership and will be assessed, ” Robert Haines, associate director of Public Works.

The city has been doing these assessments for more than two decades.