LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) The City of La Crosse and the DNR say the Mississippi Valley Conservancy has to account for almost a million and a half dollars in public money. They asked for an independent audit to look into how the Conservancy, or MVC, used city and state funds to buy bluff land for preservation as part of the Bluffland Protection Program.
The Conservancy's executive director says he's fully accounted for that money. And, Tim Jacobson says he has two signed reports by accountants to prove it.
Attorney Phil Addis represents the City of La Crosse. He says the City - DNR independent audit raises questions that require answers. Addis says the money is due, and if there's an issue of how it was used, that has to be resolved.
Jacobson says the reports from two accountants show the MVC properly spent and accounted for the money.
The dispute is set to go before the Common Council.
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