Public meetings on second phase of Green Light Plan to be held
BATON ROUGE – A series of nine public meetings will be held in November and December for the next phase on the Green Light Plan.
The Green Light Plan proposal calls for a parish-wide, 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated $452-million in road and street improvements. An estimated $260 million of the project funding would come from bond sales and the other $192 million would come in the form of pay-as-you-go revenue.
The Green Light Plan property tax would free up the existing half-cent sales tax for rehabilitation and community road enhancement projects. The tax would allow for the plan to operate for its first ten years.
The following nine public meetings are scheduled within each council district:
Council District 1
Zachary Branch Library
1900 Church Street, Zachary
Tues., Nov. 15
Council District 4
Central Branch Library
11260 Joor Road
Wednesday, Nov. 16
Council Districts 8 & 9
Jones Creek Branch Library
6222 Jones Creek Road
Thursday, Nov. 17
Council District 11
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Council District 5
Charles R. Kelly Community Center
3535 Riley Street
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Council District 10
Dr. Leo S. Butler Community Center
950 Washington E. Street
Thursday, Dec. 1
Council Districts 12 & 3
Bluebonnet Branch Library
9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
Monday, Dec. 5
Council Districts 6 & 7
Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center
4000 Gus Young Avenue
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Council District 2
Scotlandville Branch Library
7373 Scenic Highway
Thursday, Dec. 8
Following previous public meetings that were held in August, the Metro Council approved a resolution for two measures to be added to the ballot in the December election for voter consideration:
- A new 5-mill property tax for 30 years for new road and street improvements
- Rededicate the existing ½ cent Green Light Plan sales tax (approved in 2005) to street rehabilitation and enhancement projects through its remaining term, ending in 2030.
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