Small Cities In Wisconsin Protest Federal Proposal To Downgrade Them To `Micropolitan` Areas

Change Would Risk Loss Of Federal Funding In Fond Du Lac, Janesville, Oshkosh, Sheboygan And Wausau

Small cities in Wisconsin want to hang onto their metropolitan status in the face of a proposal that would downgrade some to "micropolitan" areas.

Wausau, Oshkosh and Janesville are among the Wisconsin cities that have submitted objections to a proposed reclassification by the federal Office of Management and Budget that would bump the minimum population for a metropolitan statistical area from 50,000 to 100,000 people. Sheboygan and Fond du Lac would also be affected, along with 139 U.S. cities outside of Wisconsin — from Fairbanks, Alaska and Bend, Oregon to Wheeling, West Virginia and Dubuque, Iowa....

Ken Notes: As a former Mayor and local government rep, can I just suggest that funds directed to local governments are most likely to find their target without the bureaucracy found in federal, state or major metros. The current problem with government is politics and we need to rethink who we elect and why....

- - Volume: 9 - WEEK: 12 Date: 3/18/2021 7:30:02 AM -