Two Tax Propositions On Lafayette Ballot Saturday
Saturday there will be two tax propositions on the ballot in Lafayette Parish.
The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.
The first tax measure is a 4.17 mill property tax renewal for 10 years that is used for road and bridge maintenance and repairs in Lafayette Parish.
The second tax measure would take two existing millages, put them into one, and it would 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.
Right now there is 2.06 millage for public health and a 1.5 millage for mosquito control, but if voters approve the combining of the two then the total $ 6.65 million would be available for all those issues.
Those taxes that generate more revenue than needed for a program, like mosquito control, then that money can be spent in the other areas.
City-Parish President Joey Durel says approval of the combined tax would allow Lafayette Government to return money to other municipalities in the parish that pay LCG for animal control services.