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St. George FD to try to sell council on shorter tax

2 years 3 days 9 hours ago January 19, 2015 Jan 19, 2015 Monday, January 19 2015 January 19, 2015 9:29 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Officials with the St. George Fire Department approved a new tax plan to pitch city leaders.

Monday, the group voted to propose a ten-year tax instead of one that was 20-years. The initial tax proposal was not approved by the Metro Council last week.

The council would have to approve a special election for the proposal. The fire department hopes to make it on the May ballot.

The fire chief said the tax money would be used to grow the department, including moving stations out of leased facilities and onto property owned by the St. George Fire Department.
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