Pay for Next Mayor Cut in Half Depending on Spring Vote


At this point, the job description for the next mayor of La Crosse is kind of vague.  He or she will still have a veto pen.  Will still lead city council meetings.  Can still make appointments.  And those mayoral proclamations will never go out of style.  After that, it gets a little fuzzy.  Depends on whether voters approve hiring a city administrator through a binding referendum in April.  That would change the job description of the mayor.  It would also change the pay.  After a final city council vote last night, the next mayor's pay would get cut in half if the administrator is okayed.  Current mayor Matt Harter could still vote the pay cut.  And he might; he's adamantly opposed to the idea of hiring a city administrator.

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