The City-Parish Council on Tuesday will vote on a pair of resolutions that would put the renewal of five property taxes before voters on Nov. 6. Collection of the taxes is scheduled to expire at the end of this year.
Two of the tax renewals — for police and fire department salaries and benefits — would be voted on only by city of Lafayette voters. The remaining three taxes for the public library system, drainage and Lafayette Regional Airport are parish-wide funding sources.
The property tax funding police pay and benefits is a 10-year, 3-mill tax that generates $3.65 million annually. For the fire department it’s a 10-year, 2-mill tax that brings in $2.43 million annually. On the parish side, property owners currently pay a 10-year, 2-mill tax that generates $3.28 million for library services; a 10-year, 3.34 mill tax ($5.49 million) for drainage maintenance, operations and upkeep; and a 10-year, 1.71-mill tax ($2.81 million) for the airport.
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