La Crosse officials are laying the groundwork for next city budget

Published On: Aug 07 2013 10:23:02 PM CDT

Wednesday evening the Budget Parameter Committee met to set goals for the process.

Only one decision was made, which was to increase the tax levy by net new construction amount.

Now the committee is figuring out how to continue producing a balanced budget, and what additional fees and licenses or cuts it will take to get there.

"There's going to be cuts, but now it's really a matter of do we look at an across the board decrease or do we look at some targeted services or programs to get there," says Mayor Tim Kabat.

The group has a meeting scheduled next week to give further directions.

A tentative budget should be published October 20th.