Posted: Oct 17, 2013 7:43 AM
Updated: Oct 17, 2013 7:43 AM
Source: Associated Press
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Recreation and Park commissioners have agreed to ask voters on April 5 to renew 6.2 mills in property taxes used to pay for capital improvements and general operating expenses.
On Wednesday, commissioners voted 7-0 without discussion in favor of having the tax renewal on the April ballot.
Voters will have one proposition that contains two tax renewals.
One is a 4.1 mill tax, split between capital improvements and operations and maintenance.
The other, a 2.1 mill tax, goes strictly to operations and maintenance.
The two combined are expected to generate almost $22.9 million in revenue for BREC.