BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council said he will sponsor an ordinance to annex property in unincorporated areas of the parish to be made a part of the city of Baton Rouge.
Councilman John Delgado, R-District 12, made the announcement Tuesday in the form of a written news release in relation to the proposed City of St. George.
"The creation of the City of St. George will result in higher taxes and diminished services for the people that live in that area," Delgado stated.
He said that fact is perfectly clear after reviewing reports by LSU economists and discussions with constituents.
According to Delgado, people who live on the southeast end of his district will be forced into the City of St. George. He added it will result in them paying higher taxes if the creation of the new city is approved by voters.
Delgado said he will sponsor an ordinance for any property owner in an unincorporated area that asks to be annexed into Baton Rouge and qualifies to do so.
Delgado stated all petitions from property owners requesting to be made part of the city of Baton Rouge that he receives by the end of the year will be placed on the agenda for the first Metro Council meeting in January.
He also said the property does not have to be in District 12.