Lafayette Live: LCG Council To Reconsider Tax Election Timing
The council is pondering whether or not to declare the policy of the council to call revenue-raising elections, or tax elections, only at the same time as general elections.
Theriot said this issue has hovered around the LCG Council dais for several years and there are several reasons why some constituents are supporting the resolution.
Combining the usually lesser-known tax elections to the general election ballot may improve voter participation to the tax issues, while saving taxpayers’ money.
Theriot recalled statistics from Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret that showed an April 2016 tax election cost parish taxpayers $120,000 with only a 2.5-percent turnout at polling places.
The resolution is set for introduction on next Tuesday’s LCG Council agenda.
Theriot said he is open to hearing arguments against the resolution’s passage.