Mayor files injunction against parish roads tax
NEW ROADS - The mayor of New Roads filed today to have a judge stop the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury from doubling the millage rates for people in the city.
Mayor Robert Myer said in a press release the increase was "unconstitutional" and "unfair" for the people of New Roads and the parish.
The police jury voted in April to increase the millage for New Roads and Livonia in order to pay for street and road improvements.
Myer says that violates the state constitution, which prevents parish governments from levying millage taxes on municipalities with more than 1,000 people which have their own roads program, which New Roads has.
Myer said he also plans to ask the police jury to overturn their decision at the upcoming July 23 meeting.