Fire Department Committee Report Doesn't End Discussion
A new report on the La Crosse fire department supports the status quo in staffing. A three month internal look at the fire department by a city council committee determined that the department is not overstaffed and that response times are downright snappy. End of discussion? Not quite, says city council president Audrey Kader who has yet to see the report. She and the rest of the council will review the report and will vote on its recommendations. The internal review for the department was ordered after disagreements over fire staffing between the council and mayor Matt Harter.