There are seven constitutional amendments on the Nov. 3 ballot. Those items are often overlooked in a general election, all the more so during a hotly contested presidential contest.
All the way up to Election Day, we’ll be asking readers to sound off on the amendments. You can check out our cheat sheet guide to all seven here.
Amendment #6 on the Nov. 3 ballot, would raise the income limit for seniors to qualify for freezes on their assessed property value to $100,000. Supporters say it could help attract Boomers, a generation with disposable income that’s also working late into life. Opponents say the spirit of the tax freeze is to help seniors on limited, fixed incomes and the current limit is more than sufficient to do that.
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News + Notes
State freezes $15M in dispute over LCG retirement
Billed as a way to save millions, LCG’s withdrawal from the state municipal pension system has been a drawn-out, messy affair that’s now headed for court.
City Council passes Guillory investigation to legislative auditor
The council’s contracted auditor turned over its findings, which will remain confidential until and unless the LLA decides to release them.
Registration requirements likely for Lafayette short-term rentals
Requiring short-term rentals to register with the city is a likely compromise, but operators and opponents remain divided on restrictions like conditional permitting.