East Baton Rouge council delay vote on library tax
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council has delayed voting on how high of a property tax the library system will put on ballots next fall.
Four council members were absent. The Metro Council will now vote on the library's proposed property tax at its June 10 meeting.
The library is proposing an $11.1-mill property tax, which is the same property tax voters approved for the system for the last two decades. Many Metro Council members have been openly critical of the property tax, which would translate into a tax increase.
Baton Rouge residents who own $200,000 properties and have homestead exemption pay $134.75 a year for the library. If the $11.1-mill tax is approved, bills would rise to $138.75.
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