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New tax fails in City of Scott

Posted at 8:57 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 22:42:49-04

Voters in Scott have voted down a new sales tax.

The finals results were 55% against the sales tax and 45% in favor of the tax.

The sales tax would have went to police and fire protection, parks and recreation, sewage, roads, drainage, and economic development.

Shall the City of Scott, State of Louisiana (the “City”), under the provisions of Act No. 34 of the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature (the “Act”), and other constitutional and statutory authority, be authorized to levy and collect an additional one percent (1%) (the “Tax”) ($2,400,000 is expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, use, lease or rental, consumption, and storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the City, all as defined by law, beginning October 1, 2019 and run 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 only and exclusively as follows: 66.66% to fund, maintain and provide police and fire protection and 33.33% to fund, maintain and provide parks and recreation, sewer, roads, drainage and economic development and authority to fund the proceeds of the Tax into bonds for the purposes stated herein and related capital improvements within the City in the manner provided by law?