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City-Parish Green Light Plan Announces Public Meetings

Posted by zachary on August 08, 2016

City-Parish Green Light Plan Announces Public Meetings

Mayor-President  Melvin L. "Kip" Holden has scheduled a series of 12 public meetings throughout August in each Metropolitan District to discuss the next phase of the Green Light Plan. 

The Green Light Plan has aimed since 2005 to improve infrastructure and safety throughout the Parish. The latest proposal calls for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over 30 years to fund an estimated $452-million in road and street improvements and would allow the program to continue at the same  pace as it did for its first 10 years.  pace as it did for its first 10 years.

Following the public meetings in August, the proposal calls for the Metro Council to consider in September a resolution to place the tax on the ballot on the scheduled election date in December, when voters would make the final decision.  Homeowners in the parish with $200,000 homes that take homestead exemption would pay $62.50 a year for the new property tax for roads in their jurisdictions. 

 For more info about the Green Light Plan, visit www.brgov.com/greenlight, or attend the public meeting for district 1, which will be held on Wednesday,  August 17th at the Zachary Branch Library.  All meetings are scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.  – 6:30 p.m.