BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Program managers for the Green Light Project are holding 12 public meetings in August to gather the public's input about the next phase of the Green Light Plan.
The plan calls for a parish-wide 5-mill property tax over the next 30 years to fund approximately $452 million worth of road improvements. The proposed property tax would free up the current half-cent sales tax for community road enhancement project, including neighborhood road rehab, advanced signalization, pedestrian safety features, and beautification.
The proposed tax would allow the program to proceed at the same pace as it has for its first ten years. The scheduled meetings are for the public to voice their opinions about possible future projects and funding for the Green Light Program.
Following the August meetings, the Metro Council will consider a resolution in September for a tax December election, when the public will vote on their final decision.
Meetings have already been held for District 5 on Tuesday, August 2, District 12 on Wednesday, August 3, District 7 on Thursday, August 4, and District 10 on Tuesday, August 9. All 12 meetings will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
The remaining schedule is as follows:
- Thursday, August 11: District 4, Central Branch Library, 11260 Joor Rd.
- Tuesday, August 16: District 2, Scotlandville Branch Library, 7373 Scenic Hwy.
- Wednesday, August 17: District 1, Zachary Branch Library, 1900 Church St.
- Thursday, August 18: District 6, BREC Saia Park, 855 N. Donmoor Ave.
- Tuesday, August 23: District 11, Main Library, 1st floor meeting room, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
- Thursday, August 25: District 8, Jones Creek Library Branch, 6222 Jones Creek Rd.
- Tuesday, August 30: District 3, Bluebonnet Branch Library, 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd.
- Wednesday, August 31: District 9, Jones Creek Branch Library, 6222 Jones Creek Rd.