Mayor To Ask Voters To Support Roads Plan With Tax Hike

Sharon Weston Broome WBRZ

The mayor of Baton Rouge seeking a property tax hike to support a proposed transportation infrastructure plan.

Democratic Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced Monday her Better Transportation and Roads or "BTR" Plan. She said it is not the Green Light Plan, a similar measure that narrowly failed to pass with voters last year when she was elected.

Similar to the Green Light Plan, Weston Broome's BTR measure will ask Baton Rouge parish residents to back a five-mill property tax increase to fund road and infrastructure improvements for the next 30 years.

The initiative could appear on the November 18th ballot.

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