La Crosse’s proposed budget official unveiled by Mayor Tim Kabat
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The proposed 2020 budget for the city of La Crosse is officially unveiled at La Crosse’s City Hall.
The budget contains more than $68 million in total spending.
That’s a decrease of $4 million from last year.
Mayor Tim Kabat says even with a smaller budget, it maintains levels of services and even adds some.
The mayor also says the proposed budget reduces the city’s property tax levy by 700-thousand dollars and doesn’t include any staff layoffs.
“Overall, this is a very strong budget. It continues our path that we’re on of really prioritizing our neighborhoods, prioritizing infrastructure and safety and security and high quality housing and does it in a way that we can afford as tax payers,” said La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat.
The proposed budget also includes adding a battalion chief in the fire department and three new staff members in the city’s streets department.
The common council will vote on the proposal in November.
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