Today on 'Mornings With Ken and Bernie' Jared Bellard, Council Chairman of Lafayette Consolidated Government said the Council agree to let voters decide on increasing a tax millage to support recreation.  Last night the Council voted 5 -3 to place the new levy on the April 6, 2012 ballot.  The measure would replace the current 1.92 mill property tax with a new 7 mill property tax to fund the Parks and Recreation Department in the city limits of Lafayette.

Bellard said,

While being conservative and not wanting my property taxes to increase I feel I should give the voters a chance to vote and decide for themselves.

A KPEL NewsJunkie called in and asked Bellard where the additional money raised would be used and Bellard replied,

On December 18th a public discussion of this millage increase will be held where the Parks and Recreation Commission should be able to answer that question.

Listen to the interview: