Council fails to act on tax decision believed tied to St. George

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Posted: Feb 12, 2014 11:10 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: st. george, tax, baton rouge, government, controversy

BATON ROUGE- There was no agreement on what to do about a controversial tax decision some said would stifle the plans for the City of St. George, so an agenda item about locking in sales taxes collected in unincorporated East Baton Rouge Parish died Wednesday night.

The Metro Council was to decide on if collections should be locked in to the city's budget for the next ten years. No decision meant it was eliminated from the agenda. It was the second time leaders could not make a decision on the item.

"If this is the way we are going to run our government, then I have a hard time seeing how we are going to effectively run it in the future," Chief Administrative Officer William Daniel said. Daniel blasted the council for failing to decide something both times they were asked to make a decision.
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