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Ghostfacedistiller
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BR
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated

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I rent it out to 3 girls who go to LSU


pics?


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pooponsaban
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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That's a shame.

I also own property in the district yet live outside it. I would vote for it with the quickness.


Especially considering that he just thinks it might result in higher taxes...based on absolutely nothing.


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pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Norman Browning
Joshua L. Hoffpauir
Dustin Yates

Who are these people? What is known of their backgrounds?

I like the idea.


These proposals need backers. There were many that wanted this. They are the guys willing to out their names on it.


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SouthOfSouth
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South of I-10 till I die
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
Im voting no... I'm never leaving Baton Rouge.


The Calvin
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
White flight to St. George




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Methuselah
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
The questions I would have if I was in this area are:

1- Are there any big industrial taxpayers in this area? That would help take some of the burden off of individual taxpayers.

2- I'm pretty sure homestead exemption doesn't apply to cites and towns. So how comfortable can the organizers of this thing make people feel that they won't be hit with a property tax whammy from the new city?

3 - How will the sales tax split between the new city and EBR Parish work?

4- Is it really a good idea to add another layer of politicians?


pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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1- Are there any big industrial taxpayers in this area? That would help take some of the burden off of individual taxpayers.


We are the tax base of EBR.

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I'm pretty sure homestead exemption doesn't apply to cites and towns.


So what does it apply to?

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How will the sales tax split between the new city and EBR Parish work?


Same way it is now?

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Is it really a good idea to add another layer of politicians?


How would it add another layer? WE would have out own council.


dewster
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Pittsburgh
Member since Aug 2006
10151 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Im voting no... I'm never leaving Baton Rouge.


If you are in Baton Rouge, I don't believe you'll get a vote. Only those in the unicorporated area in the proposed St. George district will vote.
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dewster
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Same way it is now?


That's not entirely true. It will be split similar to how it is in Baton Rouge, Central, and Zachary.

On the other hand, what the city pays for out of it's share will no longer come out of the EBR budget. That's 83 square miles of area in the parish.
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Nado Jenkins83
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Land of the Free
Member since Nov 2012
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
My house in highland creek misses it by a few yards. How did they cut the subdivision in half. Well better half stays in BR I guess


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Methuselah
LSU Fan
On da Riva
Member since Jan 2005
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
* I'm not either for or against this thing. Don' know enough about it and don't live in the area. Still I think there are questions anyone looking to make such a change should ask. Caveat Emptor and all that.

Some replies to your points and questions:

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We are the tax base of EBR.

Sure but that doesn't answer the question. Are there big corporate tax payers in the area? Ascension is full of them (primarily in unincorporated areas I think). Same in St. James. Even with the tax incentives these places get I think they end up putting a big chunk of the taxes. If there are a couple of these in the area that would be a plus (of course the big companies would probably have an opinion on the matter.

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So what does it apply to?

The homestead exemption applies to Parishes but not to towns and I'm pretty sure not to cities.

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Same way it is now?

How can it work the same way it does now when there is no city there now?

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How would it add another layer? WE would have out own council.

Well, unless you plan on seceding from East Baton Rouge Parish, you'd now have Federal, State, Parish and City politicians looking for their share.


Zantrix
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Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2009
7940 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
Man I moved just inside the St. George limits a few months ago. This will be sweet! BUILD A DAMN WALL TO KEEP BR TRASH OUT.


Brummy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2009
1154 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Are there any big industrial taxpayers in this area?

Not necessarily industrial, but several places that would have significant contributions to the property tax base:
Woman's Hospital
Mall of Louisiana
Ochsner
Baton Rouge General - Bluebonnet
Perkins Rowe
Long Farm Village (under construction)
High Grove (under construction)
Blue Bayou/Dixie Landing
Industriplex area


LSUvegasbombed
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Red Stick
Member since Sep 2013
6272 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
I was planning on buying in walden but now I'm going off highland and BBC I think


Rickety Cricket
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
Who decided on the name St. George? Pretty damn stupid, although it does go along with the religious-based laws that will most certainly be proposed.


pooponsaban
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2008
13494 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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The homestead exemption applies to Parishes but not to towns and I'm pretty sure not to cities.


I still don't know what this means. We would still be in the parish. Why would we lose homestead exemption?


Brummy
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Oct 2009
1154 posts

re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Who decided on the name St. George?

The St. George Fire District covers most of this area.


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BoobieWatcher
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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This post was edited on 10/31 at 4:34 pm


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udtiger
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
frick Yeah!

:cheer:


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pooponsaban
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Member since Feb 2008
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re: New La. town coming hopefully -The City of St. George - updated
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Who decided on the name St. George? Pretty damn stupid, although it does go along with the religious-based laws that will most certainly be proposed.




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