The City-Parish Council on Tuesday night backtracked on plans to let city of Lafayette voters decide in April whether to increase a property tax devoted to the Parks & Recreation Department, electing unanimously to pull the measure from the ballot.

Council members cited the need for a comprehensive review of Lafayette’s city and parish tax structure and allocation formula. If approved, the 7-mill property tax would have generated about $6.5 million annually in additional revenue for a beleaguered department that currently relies on an almost $4 million subsidy from the city’s general fund.

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