wait, your taxes went up $1100 just for city bus service? That makes absolutely no sense, as that would raise probably close to hundred million in revenue.
It was a 10.6 mil increase and is the biggest line item portion of my property taxes. ETA.. It may not be the largest but it feels like it The tax was restricted to a district within the city.
was there anything else in the service?
BTR should definitely have bus service but that is ridiculous.
We did have service..crappy service but service nonetheless. CATs claims they were going to be out of money in July and thus would have to suspend service without the tax. Part of this stems from them losing the LSU contract because off extremely poor service.
The original plan called for a parish wide tax and vote Last November. The plan was comprehensive and something many felt was a reasonable request. More importantly, it was accompanied with a plan for the future, a model for where and how the money was to be spent and would have been absorbed Parish wide. For whatever reason ( doesnt matter at this point), The plan was scraped and a no plan proposal was put forth in a special election last spring to "save" CATs from the brink. There was no plan attached to this money. The Homestead exemption was suspended for this tax in theory.. Well anyone who knows anything knew that wasn't possible so now we have a new 10.6 mil tax increase, in a carved out district with less money than proposed, no plan and the same idiots in charge.
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