Lafayette Voters Will Have To Decide About Sheriff’s Tax Proposal
One of the issues that will be on the ballot for Lafayette Parish voters this Saturday, December 8, is a tax proposition that was placed on the ballot by Lafayette Parish Sheriff Mark Garber.
The proposal is a half cent sales tax for the entire Parish of Lafayette, including residents of all municipalities.
This proposal is different from what is currently on the books: a one cent sales tax in the unincorporated areas of Lafayette.
Sheriff Mark Garber then filed what he calls "a covenant with voters" outlining in paperwork, filed at the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court's Office, on exactly how he plans to share the money with police department throughout Lafayette Parish.
Garber answers questions about his tax, including criticisms that have been discussed:
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The polls open at 7 o'clock this Saturday morning and close at 8 o'clock in the evening.
The following are the five pages of Garber's Covenant that he registered with the Lafayette Clerk of Court: