What do you think? Lafayette Ballot Proposition — Rededicating CREATE

Ballot propositions are as democratic as it gets. Often overlooked, they offer a chance for voters to set policies directly. This year, Lafayette Parish voters have three propositions to vote on. You can check out our cheat sheet guide to all seven here.

Rededicating CREATE — Conceived by former Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, CREATE is a parishwide initiative to invest public dollars in Lafayette’s cultural economy. It’s been dormant under the current administration. This ballot proposition would rededicate the .25-mill property tax to two functions: fire protection in rural Lafayette Parish (.175 mills) and parish road and bridges (.075 mills). How much does the tax cost you currently? Use the calculator below:

How much does CREATE cost me?

Mill rate:
.25
Generates:
$500,000

This proposition will rededicate the CREATE property tax to fund rural fire protection (.175 mills) and roads and bridges (.075) in Lafayette Parish.

It will appear on the ballot as “Parishwide Proposition – .25 Mills Rededication – PC – 5 Yrs.“.
-$75,000 from property value. Applies to your primary residence.

Your Annual Cost:
 
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