Madison
47° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Homeless may get to stay at Token Creek Park

Published On: Feb 05 2013 07:19:05 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 05 2013 07:51:54 AM CST
Homeless

emospada/SXC

TOWN OF BURKE, Wis. -

A Dane County board member believes homeless camped out in Token Creek Park should get to chance to stay there a little longer.

Dave Wiganowsky is the district 21 supervisor, whose area includes Token Creek Park.

He plans to ask the board to lengthen their 90-day permit to May 1. Wiganowsky said moving the camp again isn't the answer.

"Now they want to talk about moving them again, well where they going to dump them?" said Wiganowsky. "In another situation where we're going create another problem? Instead of working on solving the situation, we're just going to keep passing it around."

Wiganowsky will introduce his proposal to extend the permit at Thursday night's meeting, but he's not sure whether other board members will support it.

Advertisement
  • Ferguson protests

    Lucas Jackson/Reuters

    Teen's shooting death sparks protests in Ferguson

    The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the Police Department, mostly stemming from criticism of the department's handling of Michael Brown's shooting death in August. Take a look at images of the protests surrounding Brown's death.

  • Robert De Niro, thumbs up

    Mohamad Dabbouss/Reuters

    Celebrity New Yorkers

    Taylor Swift was recently named New York's first Global Welcome Ambassador for its "Welcome To New York" campaign, a decision that has been met with much controversy, especially from New Yorkers. Take a look at these famous New Yorkers.

  • Tim Cook at Apple event

    Robert Galbraith/Reuters

    Celebrities who are out and proud

    Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, announcing that he is gay in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek. See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

  • jack-o-lantern Halloween pumpkin

    Juliet James/SXC

    Halloween

    Games, recipes, trick-or-treating, scary movies and everything else you need to make your Halloween extra spooky.

  • Politician, politics, debate, election

    iStock / bns124

    Election Coverage

    Get up-to-date on political stories, Reality Check the latest political ads, learn about the candidates and find election results in our special section.

  • Ebola virus pink

    CDC

    Ebola special coverage

    Get the latest news on the Ebola outbreak and resources to help you learn more about the deadly virus.

Advertisement