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Update: Baton Rouge Tea Party opposes Mayor's tax plan

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Posted: Sep 29, 2009 1:20 PM by Chris Nakamoto
Updated: Sep 29, 2009 4:20 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Baton Rouge Tea Party, Bond Issue, Opposition, Alive Project

Update with meeting locations: The location for tomorrow's tea party meeting is the Kristenwood Reception Center near Central. The meeting will be held at 6:30. The address is 14025 Greenwell Springs Rd.

Meanwhile, a pro-bond issue group is holding a public meeting tonight to talk about why you should vote yes for the tax plan. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Ringside at Sullivan's. The address is 5252 Corporate Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

Earlier story follows:

The Baton Rouge Tea Party will hold a community meeting in Central tomorrow night to oppose Mayor Holden's tax plan. The meeting is called "Beat the Bond."

Dwight Hudson with the Baton Rouge Tea Party said the organization appreciates infrastructure improvements, but isn't happy with the Alive project.

Alive is an educational center that would be built between the Hollywood Casino and North Street downtown.

Concerns over the land at the proposed site remain an issue. However, city leaders are confident the state will reach an agreement with the railroad company that has the right of way on the property.

Mayor Holden's tax plan would include traffic light synchronization, drainage improvements and a new public safety complex.

The $901 million dollar tax plan will be on the ballot on November 14. If passed, it would raise sales taxes by a half cent and include a 9.9 mill property tax.

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