Voters To Decide Tax Issue In Lafayette
The Lafayette City Parish Council members voted Tuesday night to let voters decide next year whether or not they want to put two property taxes already on the books into a single tax that would be used to pay for animal control services.
The resolution for the proposed tax consolidation passed an a 5 to 4 decision.
The proposal would consolidate the 2.06 millage that funds the public health unit and the 1.50 millage for mosquito abatement into a fund that would then fund those projects along with animal control.
Each year animal control efforts cost taxpayers $1.3 million. The money for animal control comes out of the general fund right now. That's money that officials say could be used for other projects.