Garbage May Not Come With a Fee After All
A fee for garbage collection in La Crosse may stay on the shelf permanently. There was talk of making the city's new garbage service, fee-based. But the legislature could soon agree to force cities to offset any new fees with cuts in property taxes. Which probably changes things a bit, says mayor Tim Kabat
The city has adopted many new fees for everything from parades to exotic dancers over the past couple of years to create new revenue in the face of state-imposed limits. Those fees have come to hundreds of thousands of dollars.