The future of La Crosse's city budget is in flux after
the La Crosse mayor vetos the plan.
The veto comes after the city council planned to increase
the tax levy by an additional 250- thousand dollars.
In a letter addressed to the city's common council
Mayor Tim Kabat says council members quote 'missed
a golden opportunity to send a message of fiscal restraint
to our citizens and taxpayers.'.
Kabat also says there are no good reasons to increase
the tax levy.
We've put together an excelent budget that provides
for all of our programs and services, it furthers
our goals for our neighborhoods and for more spending
on infrastructure and street repavings, and we were
able to propose that with a mill rate that stayed
La Crosse's Common Council *can* overturn the veto
during tomorrow night's council meeting.
Members will need to pass the budget proposal with
a 70- percent vote in favor of the plan.