Metro Council to debate bond issue

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Posted: Oct 12, 2009 10:23 AM by Luke Margolis
Updated: Oct 12, 2009 10:30 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: East Baton Rouge Parish, bond propsal, tax, Mayor Kip Holden, Metro Council

The Baton Rouge Metro Council will decide today whether to postpone a vote on Mayor Kip Holden's bond proposal.

The $900 million package is scheduled to be on the November 14th ballot in East Baton Rouge Parish.

It includes plans for infrastructure improvements, a parish prison and commercial development along the riverfront, and would be paid for with a new property and sales tax.

The Metro Council meeting is open to the public and starts at 2 p.m. in the Metro Council chambers downtown.

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