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tommy2tone1999
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Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
The Advocate

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M.E. Cormier, one of the leaders of the Better Together/Residents Against the Breakaway, say that's one reason St. George's incorporation would do more harm parishwide.

"When Central incorporated, they made Baton Rouge revenue-positive," she said. "The difference is a sharp contrast. St. George will have the city-parish revenue-negative to the tune of over $50 million."

Cormier said that would likely to lead to tax increases for everyone else if St. George is allowed to become a city.


Same old tired scare tactics from the sociopath leader of Better Together. One glaring omission from M.E. Cormier was the talk of invalid signatures. She's running scared, and knows St. George will have the numbers to pass.


upgrayedd
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
At least they're finally openly admitting that they want SG just for their money


BeerMoney
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
Anyone know when the signature validation should complete? Been a while since I heard anything on St George


tommy2tone1999
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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Anyone know when the signature validation should complete? Been a while since I heard anything on St George



From the article:
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Representatives for and against creating a new city of St. George debate said they were told the verification process could be completed by the end of the month.


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Oilfieldbiology
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
And this will dissuade SG reaidents how?


LSUDAN1
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
I wouldn't take any advice from an incumbent mayor who could only muster up about 26% of vote after 1st term. Shelton was a horrible mayor for Central.
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LSU_postman
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
I like that the article mentions that two LSU professors said that St. George is over est revenue and under est expenditures, therefore inferring that the city couldn't fund itself.

Anyone care to look up what the Central plan was and if the "experts" were right about their projections on if Central could support itself?

I am pretty sure Ctown has a budget surplus in the millions.


fallguy_1978
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
It will probably mean higher taxes for BR and St George residents. I still hope it passes.


Ed Osteen
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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and knows St. George will have the numbers to pass.


Does she though? I don’t trust local politics for shite and don’t understand how it takes this long to validate the appropriate number of signatures


tommy2tone1999
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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And this will dissuade SG reaidents how?


EXACTLY, I quoted this to demonstrate my point of not so much was said by her, but what wasn't said. All along, and up until the last article from The Advocate, Cormier has always bragged that that they had large numbers of ineligible signatures, now not one word about it.


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doubleb
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
Central was revenue positive for BR so when they left Cormier was fine. SG though would be a negative so she's upset.

Sounds like this better together is just so much bull chit. Reality is they don't want SG to incorporate because they will lose control of SG dollars.



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tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
She does indeed. She's had copies since just after they were received from the registrar. If there were enough signatures to disqualify the petition this time, she would be screaming it from the mountain top.


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Finch
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
Would St. George residents still have to pay for 38 libraries on the property tax?


LSUBoo
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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Cormier said that would likely to lead to tax increases for everyone else if St. George is allowed to become a city.


Does she think that the people in St. George care about this?


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LSUBoo
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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Would St. George residents still have to pay for 38 libraries on the property tax?


Yes.

And for BREC.

And for the Council on Aging.


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tommy2tone1999
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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I like that the article mentions that two LSU professors said that St. George is over est revenue and under est expenditures, therefore inferring that the city couldn't fund itself.


Notice they didn't give their names this time? Richardson is on the State budget estimating committee and has been wrong on his estimates for over a decade.


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member12
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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At least they're finally openly admitting that they want SG just for their money



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Fat and Happy
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
I want St George to happen to badly just so BR gets the picture of why not to mess with tax payers.


tommy2tone1999
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St. George, LA
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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Representatives for and against creating a new city of St. George debate said they were told the verification process could be completed by the end of the month.


Unfortunately, people like that will never admit, even to themselves that they caused SG to happen.


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OysterPoBoy
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re: Central's leaders see familiar struggle in St. George incorporation effort
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St. George will have the city-parish revenue-negative to the tune of over $50 million."


Or to put that another way, St George residents currently subsidize Baton Rouge over $50 million.


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