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Bond proposal will be on Nov. 14 ballot

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Posted: Oct 12, 2009 5:05 PM by Luke Margolis, Anna Brown
Updated: Oct 12, 2009 7:18 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Baton Rouge, Metro Council, vote, Mayor Kip Holden, bond proposal, November 14th, ballot, East Baton Rouge Parish

The Baton Rouge Metro Council decided not to postpone a vote on Mayor Kip Holden's bond proposal.

In a split vote, 6 - 6, the amendment to remove the item from the ballot was rejected today. The $900 million package will 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.

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