Nov 21, 2012 8:48 AM by AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - City of Lafayette residents will decide in April if property-owners should pay more taxes to help keep the local government's struggling Parks and Recreation Department afloat.
The City-Parish Council on Tuesday approved a resolution calling a special election April 6 to have city voters consider replacing a 1.92-mill property tax that funds Lafayette Consolidated Government's Parks and Recreation Department with a new 7-mill property tax.
The council voted 5-3 to put the new tax on the ballot.
The councilmen who voted in favor of the resolution argued that the department needs the revenue boost and said voters should get to decide how that money is raised.
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