Central revenue sharing proposition up for vote

Central revenue sharing proposition up for vote

CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - Officials from the City of Central hope a parish-wide proposition gets the approval of the voters, it could mean that the city will get their share of the pie.

The proposition would amend the East Baton Rouge parish Plan of Government and include Central in the sharing of revenue between municipalities in the parish.

"It's not a new tax on anybody," said Central mayor Jr. Shelton. "This is just revenue-sharing of monies already collected from industrial property taxes. It's always been in the plan of government that it is shared between the municipalities within the parish."

This could mean an extra $140,000 for Central and likely not affect Baton Rouge or Zachary but could put some strain on the city of Baker. Baker Mayor Harold Rideau says even though it might make things tighter for his city, he actually voted for it.

"It's going to hurt us, but it's the right thing to do," he said.

Early voting ends Saturday.

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