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La Crosse's Mayor Speaks on Housing Revitalization

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - La Crosse's Mayor Tim Kabat spoke Wednesday at the Southside Community Center about his plans to improve and revitalize neighborhoods.

The Livable Neighborhoods organization, made up of community members, met with the mayor and asked questions about housing revitalization.

As housing makes up the vast majority of the city's tax pay, it is a large factor in economic development. Kabat wants to see more resources being devoted toward improving street conditions,  utility repairs, and sidewalk repairs. He is also looking for opportunities to build new houses, while using code enforcement to improve existing neighborhoods.

Kabat says that, "it's going to take really a sustained effort on the behalf of many people, many organizations, working every day."

In order to make progress, he is looking to make partnerships with non-profit organizations.

Kabat says he's not only looking for a great place for people to live, but he's looking for a growing tax base to help economic growth.

For more information visit www.livable-neighborhoods.org.

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