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Lafayette Parish voters rededicate CREATE funds, renew school system tax

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 23:10:30-05

Lafayette Parish voters were asked to renew a 5-mill property tax that has been supporting the school system for decades. The tax raises about $11 million annually and was to be renewed for 10 years.

Voters decided to renew the property tax, with 60% of the vote.

YES - 60% (61,733)
NO - 40% (41,526)

1/1 parishes early & absentee reporting
126 of 127 precincts reporting -- 103,259 total votes

Voters in Lafayette were asked to re-dedicate .25-mills that currently is dedicated to arts, culture and tourism development to roads and bridges. The tax was just rededicated, from the animal shelter, mosquito control and health unit, in November 2017. Then-Mayor Joel Robideaux set it up, and hired someone to run it, but when Mayor Josh Guillory took over he fired that person and moved to rededicate the money to roads and bridges.

The re-dedication passed with 56% of the vote.

YES - 56% (58,024)
NO - 44% (44,707)

1/1 parishes early & absentee reporting
126 of 127 precincts reporting -- 102,731 total votes

For a complete list of election results, visit katc.com/election-2020.

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