Baton Rouge Area Districts Still At Odds Over Tax Revenue
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Port Allen officials say they are committed to reaching an agreement with the mayors of Addis and Brusly regarding the fair distribution of $2.2 million in annual sales tax revenue among West Baton Rouge Parish's six fire sub-districts.
West Baton Rouge Parish Council President Gary Spillman tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/MW6J5m) he intends to meet with the officials discussing changes in distributing the tax revenue among the sub-districts to see if any recommendations can be agreed upon.
The formula has been a hot-button issue since the mayors of Brusly and Addis protested its use of outdated demographic information that they say unfairly denies them their rightful share of the revenue.
Port Allen receives 50 percent of the tax revenue while Addis and Brusly receive 9 percent and 17 percent, respectively.