Ouachita Police Jurors Defers Aging Council Tax Request
MONROE, La. (AP) — Ouachita Parish police jurors says they support the Ouachita Council on Aging but are not inclined to place a tax on the November general election ballot to help the council address funding shortages.
The News-Star reports police jurors say they needed more information to consider the request, and that the Council on Aging should seek the support of local businesses that would be affected by the proposed 10-year 1.1 mill property tax.
Pat Regan, board president for the council, came to Monday's police jury meeting to request jurors place the tax on the ballot to be considered by voters.
Since 2001, Regan says the council's congregate feeding sites have been closed, and services to seniors have been reduced, even though seniors represent about 17 percent of the parish's population.