Larsen Replacement Approved With Resistance
You almost believe that by the time Mike Larsen's temporary replacement's approved, she won't be needed. It seems to be going that way so far in the effort to fill the ailing Larsen's seventh district city council seat in La Crosse. First committee vote to approve Jacie Gamroth for the seat is split with a loud and almost angry 'no' vote coming from council member Andrea Richmond. She's essentially calling the temporary appointment a hijacking of democracy. She wants to instead refine city rules to define jsut when a temporary replacement is needed on the council and hold off on appointing anyone to Larsen's seat since he's supposed to return to the council in November.