Lafayette

Nov 19, 2012 8:04 AM by AP

Lafayette council to consider recreation tax

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider this week whether to ask voters in April to approve a more than three-fold increase in a recreation property tax.

Parks and Recreation Director Gerald Boudreaux says the proposal does not call for any new recreation projects but is rather an attempt to "right-size" an outdated recreation tax that has not been increased since it first passed in 1961.

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission unanimously approved the proposition last month, but the council also must sign off on the proposal before it goes before voters.

The measure, if approved by the council Tuesday, calls for an April 6 vote in the city of Lafayette on whether to replace the existing 1.92-mill recreation tax with a new 7-mill tax.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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