Nov 21, 2013 9:00 AM by AP (MGN Online)
The St. Landry Parish Council will seek a State Attorney General's opinion to determine whether parish government has the authority to abolish special taxing districts that collect a millage for road maintenance.
The council voted Wednesday night to seek the opinion.
Council member Pam Gautreau said with the passage Oct. 19 of a parish-wide 2-cent sales tax for road construction and maintenance, the eight taxing districts funded by a millage might no longer be necessary.
The need for the taxing districts has become an issue since the passage of the sales tax in the unincorporated areas of the parish. The tax takes effect on Jan. 1.
Gautreau wants to know if the Home Rule Charter gives the parish council the authority to dissolve the taxing districts.