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Best Use Of Taxpayer Dollars Last Year

1st Place: School renovations
2nd Place: New Brackett Avenue
3rd Place: Forest Street parking lot

How the government uses our hard-earned dollars is always a hot-button issue, one that is potentially divisive. Thankfully, the fine folks of the Chippewa Valley have come together to praise some ways in which such funds have been allocated. According to you, the Best Use of Taxpayer Dollars Last Year was the renovation effort at various schools, including DeLong Middle School and Prairie Ridge Early Learning Center (the former Eau Claire Lutheran School). Coming in second place in this category was the ongoing (and hopefully soon to finish!) work to rebuild Brackett Avenue. Third place goes to Eau Claire’s favorite new parking lot on Forest Street, across from the Phoenix Park farmers market. –Ed Hudgins