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Eunice sets public hearing on tax vote for Wednesday

Posted at 11:40 AM, Mar 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-04 12:40:16-05

A public hearing has been set for Wednesday in Eunice to discuss a proposed sales tax.

The meeting will be held at the Eunice City Council Chambers, on the second floor of the town hall on South Second Street. It starts at 5 p.m.

Up for public input will be a resolution that would call a special election in May. Voters would be asked to approve a quarter-cent sales tax in the city. Tax proceeds would be used to give pay raises for police and firefighters.

Each citizen who wishes to speak will have three minutes.

Here’s the full text of the agenda item:

For Consideration:

Adoption of Resolution RES0319, ordering and calling a special election to be held in the City of Eunice, State of Louisiana, to levy and collect sales and use tax of one-quarter of one percent (1/4%) (the”Tax”), commencing on July 1, 2019, in perpetuity, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used solely for public safety pay and related compensation increases; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.