Airport Commission Votes To Move Forward On Tax Idea
With a vote of the Lafayette Airport Commission, there members are ready to move ahead with a sales tax proposal that would general money for a new terminal and other improvements at Lafayette Regional Airport.
Members of the commission are hoping that voters will approve a one cent 8-month sales tax to fund the project.
The tax can't move forward without the approval of the Lafayette City Parish Council and Lafayette Airport Commission members say they will work to get council approval by the end of April.
Commission Chairman Matt Cruse says the one cent sales tax would bring in about $35 million dollars.
The total cost to upgrade the airport with a new terminal, additional parking and other improvement would be close to $90 million. Other state and federal funds will likely be sought to gill the gap.