La Crosse council passes $57 million operating budget
The city of La Crosse has approved a new budget for 2021, including $57 million in spending.
Mayor Tim Kabat says this spending plan is lower than the budget which was in effect when he took office almost eight years ago, noting that it has “less spending … by, I believe, a couple million dollars, we have less actual taxes that we collect from our taxpayers.”
“I cannot bring myself to support an increase in taxes in the current economic environment in the city,” said Olson.
The plan follows a year when City Hall has lost more than $4 million in revenue.