Voters May Not Get Chance To Up BRPD Pay

posted by WJBO Newsradio -

The idea of having voters decide the fate of an eight-mill property tax hike to fund a pay hike for Baton Rouge police officers may not make it on the April 28th ballot.

The Advocate reports, that among other increases, the tax would be used to boost the starting salaries of new recruits by 24%.

The Metro Council is set to discuss the proposal December 13th, but the newspaper reports several council members are opposed for several reasons, including the fact that a contract with the police union will be up for debate soon and the department doesn't have a permanent chief right now.

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