Lafayette City-Parish Council Considering Tax Increase
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will talk this week about possibly asking voters to raise property taxes. The property tax would ask for three times the current amount being assessed for parks and recreation.
LCG Parks and Recreation Director Gerald Boudreaux says the money would be used to maintain current facilites as the millage has not been raised since 1961. He says it would be an attempt to "right-size" what he says is an outdated recreation tax.
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission unanimously approved the proposition last month, but the council also must sign off on the proposal before it would go to voters.
The measure, if approved, calls for an April 6 vote in the city of Lafayette on whether to replace the existing 1.92-mill recreation tax with a new 7-mill tax.