SUN PRAIRIE - Participating in local government remains the most proactive way to create change. However, the practical barriers to taking part can be difficult to overcome.
Sun Prairie thinks they have the solution: child care.
Alderwoman Theresa Stevens believes providing child care at government meetings would encourage people to participate. Younger people with children, particularly those aged 24 to 45, will be most directly impacted.
The proposal would have two child care workers at each of the 314 city meetings per year. If passed, the measure would cost around twenty-three thousand dollars.
Madison and Dane County are considering similar initiatives.
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