Lafayette Parish School Board to Authorize a Sales and Use Tax

On January 11, 2017, the Lafayette Parish School Board voted to use sales tax, instead of property tax, to fund facility improvements. The board hasn’t called a public election of the sales tax, but plans to sort out all details in the following meetings.

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 5:30 p.m., the board will hold a meeting to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the Parish of Lafayette, La to authorize the levy of sales and use tax therein. The meeting will be located at the Lafayette Parish School Board Administrative Building Board at 113 Chaplin Drive.

On Monday, February 20, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., the board will hold a meeting with the Mayor and City Council of the City of Carencro, La with plans to adopt an ordinance providing for the levy of a 1% sales and use tax – pursuant to voter authorization at the December 10, 2016 election. The meeting will be held at City Hall located at 210 E. St. Peter Street.

Sen. Boudreaux finds it very pertinent to make sure the people in his district are informed.