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La Crosse City Council votes to downsize

Council votes to shrink from 17 to 13 members

La Crosse City Council votes to downsize

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Not only is the La Crosse City Council looking to cut its budget by about a million dollars, members voted Thursday night to cut four positions from the council itself.

The council will downsize from 17 to 13 members.

The vote comes after the city hired a consultant earlier in the year to help suggest new ideas for running more efficiently.

It was a unanimous vote that Mayor Tim Kabat called historic. "I have to give them a lot of credit because it's not easy to in essence create uncertainty with your own individual districts so the council members really looked at what was best for the entire city and our operation as a body and voted to reduce their size."

The council has already decided that it makes sense to align its new district boundaries the same way the County board does in the city, since the board also has 13 members in the city limits.

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