Mayor's veto of La Crosse Center concept stands

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Less than a month after La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat vetoed the $49 million expansion project for the La Crosse Center, the Common Council failed to get enough votes to override that veto.

Kabat said he vetoed the concept design for two main reasons: the enroachment of the expansion on Riverside Park and the cost of the project.

Thursday night, the council voted 7-to-6 to override the veto. However, the council needed a majority of nine votes to officially override the veto.

The La Crosse Center Board plans to meet Friday morning to discuss the next steps, which include working with architects to find a new option to expand the city-owned convention center.

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