City of La Crosse looking to create residency incentives

30% of city employees live outside La Crosse

La Crosse is hoping to make more of its city employees, city residents.

Right now, the city employs about 450 workers. Of those, nearly 30% do not live within the city limits.

The numbers were a point of discussion at a meeting Monday, as well as incentives to encourage the employees to move in town.

Some ideas include forgivable home loans, stipends for living in certain neighborhoods, and retirement funds.

A committee is expected to continue brain- storming next month and have a solid plan in place to include in next year’s budget.

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