Lafayette Airport Tax Request Heading To Council
During Lafayette City Parish President Joey Durel's State of the Parish Address back in February he spoke about an idea from the Lafayette Airport Commission for a tax that would raise money for expansion and renovations at the Lafayette Regional Airport.
The tax would be in the form of an additional tax being added to Lafayette's current sales tax. The money would be used for the creation of a new terminal at Lafayette Regional.
Lafayette's Airport Commission voted for a resolution to ask the Lafayette City Parish Council to put the tax issue on the December 6 ballot.
If the council agrees to send the issue to voters, they would then decided whether or not they want to levy a one percent sales tax on themselves for a term of eight months. The commission has proposed the tax be levied between April 1, 2015 through November 39 of the same year.
If voters agree to tax themselves, the tax would generate close to $36 million of the projected $90 million needed for the project.