Mar 112014

State Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, is sponsoring a bill supported by Mayor Mitch Landrieu that would allow the city of New Orleans to hold an election asking voters whether the property taxes dedicated specifically to police and fire services should be raised, according to an article by Charles Maldonado of The Lens. The property tax increase would increase spending on emergency services by about $6 million, the article states.

  • Jim McArthur

    If we pay more taxes, will the services improve? I’d gladly pay more to get more: but, this being the city that forgot to care. . . 🙁

  • y.o. simmons

    Everyone wants a properly compensated police force, but what happened to all of the payroll money we were paying to officers that have left?