Budget Reduction Plan to be considered by La Crosse faces nearly $4.5 million budget shortfall
$2.5 million of cuts would impact city departments
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The City of La Crosse is looking at cutting millions of dollars from its budget.
A budget reduction plan to be discussed at a special common council meeting on Thursday lists nearly $4.5 million of revenue shortfall.
To make up for that, the city’s executive budget team has a plan that will go before the council.
A hiring freeze would save the city $564,712.
And a healthcare premium holiday would save $750,000.
A big chunk would impact the city’s departments.
They would see $2.5 million of cuts.
In the cuts listed in the memo, $525,000 would be cut from the La Crosse Public Library’s budget.
And $500,000 would be cut from each of the Parks and Rec and Streets departments.
$400,000 would also be cut from the La Crosse Center budget.
The La Crosse Police and Fire Department would feel the pinch too.
Both departments are facing $100,000 reductions.
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