How much power will the La Crosse arts board have in placing works of art around the city? Probably not too much.
The city council judiciary committee has passed a resolution basically restricting the arts board to being a consulting body.
Many of the recent decisions about art works in La Crosse, such as removing the Hiawatha statue from Riverside Park, have been made by the park board.
Parks director Jay Odegaard says decisions made by the arts board would not take away the authority of other government bodies.
A resolution going to the full council next week will define the arts board role as suggesting art works to be displayed and commenting on policies.