Mayoral candidate gives ideas to boost economic development

Published On: Jan 21 2013 04:48:44 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 21 2013 06:56:10 PM CST
LA CROSSE, Wis. -

A La Crosse mayoral candidate is giving his ideas about how to boost economic development in the city.

Tim Kabat says we need to hold the line on property taxes, which makes growing out tax base important. He identified several sites the city could begin developing, including the mobile oil site in La Crosse.

Kabat also plans on increasing transparency at city hall and he wants to hold regular city business roundtable meetings to get direct input from local business.

"I would like to just make this a very regular, relationship building meeting where they are free to talk about their challenges, their opportunities as business people, learn about what's going on in the city, and then the city government could then also learn from those businesses," Kabat said.

Kabat, the current Downtown Main Street Incorporated director, is one of eleven candidates running for mayor of La Crosse.