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First hurdle cleared for adding a top administrator in city hall. A La Crosse council committee last night is the first to agree to a plan to add a city administrator. The right thing to do, says councilman Bob Seaquist
But ron Clark is among those who spoke at the committee meeting against the plan
the full council will have to approve the city administrator proposal on a two thirds vote.
Activists pushing to recall Governor Scott Walker say they have collected more than 300 thousand signatures for the effort in just 12 days. And it looks as though Reid Magney with the Government Accountability Board and his staff will have their work cut out for them verifying all of the petitions. And when it comes time to do that.....Magney says.......
They are usually known for their electric, high powered musical sounds around Christmas time.....playing sold out shows all over the country. But the Lacrosse Center will be filled with different sounds this time when the Trans Siberian Orchestra performs in April. And with 2 huge concerts coming starting next month, Center Director Art Fahey says why go anywhere else?
Ticets are already on sale for Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert......they go on sale December 9th for Trans Siberian Orchestra. Date of that show is April 19th.
One dead and one arrested in a one car crash in Trempealeau county last night. Trempealeau county cops say late last night the car was on highway 93, then went into a ditch, hit a driveway, went airborne and came to rest in a field. Lots of damage to the car, cops say. 19 year-old Dillon Pederson declared dead at the scene. 30 year-old James Pederson was arrested and alcohol is considered to be factor in the accident. Both Pedersons are from Minneapolis.
Tonight the city council debate about a city administrator begins in La Crosse.
A proposal getting committee hearing tonight would add a top manager to city hall and strip duties from the mayor. Councilman Dick Swantz says the proposal is not targeted at current mayor Matt Harter
Swantz says a city administrator certainly would not come without costs, but he believes the position would also make government run more effectively and make for better long range planning in the city.