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How La Crosse spends taxpayers’ money — the F&P committee meet preview



La Crosse city council members Mark Neumann and Erin Goggin in the WIZM studio on Dec. 4, 2023.

La Crosse City Council members Erin Goggin and Mark Neumann in studio to help explain and preview one of the city’s biggest committees, Finance and Personnel. We discuss some of the budget items, like short-term rentals, what the F&P committee represents and how the public can get involved.

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Other agenda items we discussed broadly was the fire chief saving the city $800,000, a couple of lease agreements, and “public way vacations.”

In regards to short-term rentals, we talk about the registration legislation and why it was pushed back a month. But, we also dissected, a bit, how both of the city’s big committees somewhat work in unison on legislation, such as short-term rentals.

The F&P committee meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at city hall and online.  

From the committee’s agenda page:

Public comment is limited to agenda items; statements shall be restricted to the subject matter. If you wish to speak on an agenda item, please register in advance:

  • Register online
  • Contact the City Clerk’s Office no later than 4:00p on the day of the meeting, with the following information: name, municipality of residence, if you are representing an organization or a person other than yourself at the meeting, and if you are speaking in favor, opposition or neutral.
  • Sign up in person no less than ten (10) minutes before the start of the meeting. If attending virtual and you wish to speak, contact the City Clerk’s Office and we will provide you with the information necessary to join the meeting. Call 608-789-7510 or email [email protected].
  • Public hearings shall be limited to 30 minutes when there are opposing viewpoints from the public. In the absence of opposing viewpoints, public hearings are limited to 15 minutes. Individual speakers shall speak no more than three (3) minutes unless waived by the Chair or a majority of the committee.
    Members of the public who would like to provide written comments on any agenda may do so by emailing [email protected], using a drop box outside of City Hall or mailing to City Clerk, 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse WI 54601.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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