Lafayette voters have given their approval to a 4.17 mill property tax renewal for 10 years that is used for road and bridge maintenance and repairs in Lafayette Parish.

The voters approved the measure by 74 percent.
Sixty-four percent of voters agreed to a consolidation of two millages. The two existing millages, now together will generate a little more than 6 and a half million dollars a year that would be spent on mosquito control, animal control and public health.

City-Parish President Joey Durel says approval of the combined tax now allows Lafayette Government to return money to other municipalities in the parish that pay LCG for animal control services.