CATS approves resolution for property tax increase

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Posted: Jun 10, 2010 11:05 PM by Kristy Davis
Updated: Jun 10, 2010 11:18 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: CATS, bus routes, property tax, tax increase, Louisiana Bond Commission, millage tax

The cash-strapped Capital Area Transit System is looking for more money.

The CATS board approved a resolution for citizens to vote on a property tax increase. It would cost about $43 a year for a $200,000 home. CATS would stand to gain $10 million more a year. The tax would last 12 years.

The board passed the resolution unanimously, emphasizing the sentiment that it's now or never for improving the Baton Rouge bus system. If all goes to plan, the board would like to eventually expand the system to service Ascension, Livingston and West Baton Rouge Parishes.

If the Louisiana Bond Commission approves the proposal, residents would vote on the issue in October.

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