Gambit endorses West Bank Flood Protection Millages

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West Bank Flood Protection Millages: Yes
Voters in Algiers and on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish will decide the fate of separate but related flood protection millage propositions. In Algiers, voters are asked to renew a 6.35-mill property tax to support the Algiers Levee District. In West Jefferson, voters will decide whether to approve a new 5.5-mill property tax to maintain post-Katrina infrastructure investments in the West Jefferson Levee District. Both millages would take effect in 2016 and remain in place for 30 years, expiring in 2045. The proposed property taxes will pay for critical flood protection projects, and we urge our readers on the West Bank to vote “Yes” for that protection.


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