Local events to feature mayoral candidates

2013-02-07T00:00:00Z 2013-02-07T06:09:13Z Local events to feature mayoral candidatesTribune staff La Crosse Tribune
February 07, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A number of public events have been set to let voters learn more about La Crosse’s 11 mayoral candidates leading up to the Feb. 19 primary.

They include:

  • A “meet and greet” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St. The candidates will be available throughout the library’s main floor to answer questions.
  • Another “meet and greet,” this one from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Cameron Hall of Nations in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Centennial Hall. The event, hosted by UW-L’s The Racquet newspaper and the student association, will set the candidates up at tables to “share (their) vision for the city.”
  • The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse will host a forum from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the fellowship sanctuary, 401 West Ave. S. All but one question will come from the audience. At least seven candidates have agreed to participate.
  • Radio host Bob Schmidt of WLFN-AM will have a live debate on his morning program from 6 to 9 a.m. Wednesday. All but one candidate has committed, Schmidt said.
  • The Restore La Crosse Committee and the tea party will host a debate at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the main auditorium of the La Crosse Public Library, 800 Main St. The event will be moderated by Steve Gores, with about six to eight questions asked by “various local personalities.” Candidates also will be available at 6 p.m. to chat with the public. More than half the candidates are confirmed for the event, the group said.

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  1. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 13, 2013 2:31 pm
    Not a word of merit or intelligence comes out of this guys posts?
  2. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 13, 2013 2:30 pm
    Shady, ignorant, and below the belt!
  3. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 13, 2013 2:29 pm
    -How about, 'he did not know there were no LHI Employees in Building II'?

    -How about he sat mute when they signed the Buidling II TIF wihout contract or plans?

    That work better for you?
  4. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 13, 2013 2:25 pm
    -Transparency
    -Itemized numbers on $89 million of free gifts to TIF Recipinets.
    -A full 30 days minimum for all TIF infromation to be avaialble to peruse by Council and Taxpayers.
    -Placing a leash around Larry Kirch's neck.
    -Good merit filled reason to go behind closed doors.

    Need more?
  5. David Jarzemski
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    David Jarzemski - February 09, 2013 11:42 pm
    Mole, that was utter drivel and slander to boot.
  6. David Jarzemski
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    David Jarzemski - February 09, 2013 11:38 pm
    If I would be able to attend these 'meet and greets', here is the first question I would ask each Mayoral candidate: OK, we all live in the real world.

    What realistically could you accomplish in your first term if elected mayor? No fantasy goals, just down to Earth ideas. No BS...Go.
  7. Mole
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    Mole - February 08, 2013 8:39 am
    Not sure who I a going to vote for, but I'm sure not voting for Farmer. Those of you who are old enough to remember what he did to the Schools of La Crosse back in the early 90's with his racist attempts to block boundary changes because the "white folk" didn't like the poor and minority student populations invading their schools should be loud and strong on stopping Mr Banker. Speaking of bankers... Who screwed up our whole economy? Oh yeah... It was bankers. Never trust one who looks like Mitt the Twitt and would let your tax dollars go to businesses while the rest of us poor slobs picking up the tab. (Just like we are doing now!!!)
  8. TeapartiesR4L'ilGirls
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    TeapartiesR4L'ilGirls - February 07, 2013 5:30 pm
    The Restore La Crosse/tea girl forum?

    Really?--they can sit at one table at McDonald's--Luce will use his allowance money from his mother to buy his friend Nestor a hamburger.
  9. AndreaCleland
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    AndreaCleland - February 07, 2013 5:22 pm
    Kabat will waste our money! He spent more than $50,000 on credit card bills he couldn't pay. Go after him.

    Oh wait, you're talk, not walk.
  10. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 07, 2013 4:27 pm
    This is a peculiar City. We have a majority of Dems on the Council, handing out Millions in free gifts to existing Republican millionaires?

    Kabat is the Dem choice, Feehan is the Republican choice, Farmer is for the confused, and I will go after anyone who waste your money.
  11. AndreaCleland
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    AndreaCleland - February 07, 2013 12:16 pm
    I hope the TIF-Master, Kabat, shows up at these debates. Someone can finally ask him about his bankruptcy. Case # 11-13683 in the Western Wisconsin District Bankruptcy Court less than two years ago. He avoided more than $55k in debt, and only $11k of that was medical related.

    I don't want him handling our city's finances. Not at all.
  12. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 07, 2013 11:54 am
    -When you are done with the first question. Ask for a Employee status of legal contractual Employee Reports. Ask about the Copeland Hotel, Fowler, Riverside Center TIF Projects for example. Where they listed new employee projections or criteria. The FACT is they do not have those numbers, and they cannot access those numbers, verified.

    -Then ask them where is the verification files are for anyone employees in a project that our tax dollars are in. Because in a Law from 2003 those employees should have to be paid 110% x living wage. Simply ask them where you could find those files if they are too busy. LOL!
  13. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 07, 2013 11:49 am
    If this straw poll is accurate and Farmer and Kabat are the final two Candidates. We are destined to head down the same path of ignorance/non-transparency/behind closed door business, and terrible waste of our Tax Dollars.

    Please by all means-

    -Call your Councilman and ask them if they have a itemized total of $89-130 million (depending on who you believe) of TIFs/Incentives to Recipients. Some 'repeat' Recipients? Ask them if they know how much the principle payments for this huge amount of our free gifts in Tax Dollars and the Interest would be and for how long. Then 'when' they tell you they do not know? Ask them to retrieve that information for you, a constituent. They do not know!

    -OR you can vote for one of the previous Councilman or Employees at City Hall who have sat mute. While some play monopoly with our Tax Dollars, badly.

  14. pheasant
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    pheasant - February 07, 2013 11:38 am
    Get out there and listen top these people! Do not allow yourself to vote on Party Lines. Vote with the knowledge to do so, and hear the different opinions. This election matters. Do we continue to Plan to give millionaires our tax dollars. In supposedly exchange for new jobs. When too many are from the area already, promises/contracts have not been kept, and intentions for projects have been lost in amnesia at City Hall.
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