St. Landry to seek sales tax for roads - KLFY News 10

St. Landry to seek sales tax for roads

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OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has approved for the Oct. 19 ballot a 2-cent sales tax proposition that parish officials say will generate an estimated $7 million annually for road construction and maintenance in the unincorporated areas.

The Advocate reports St. Landry operates its 810-mile road maintenance program without the help of a parish-wide sales tax or property millage.

Funding for roads outside the city limits comes from about $850,000 in annual State Transportation Fund revenues and a portion of slot machine revenues from the Evangeline Downs Racino, which provides about $1.5 million annually.

Former Parish President Don Menard attempted to pass a pair of parish-wide property taxes dedicated for road maintenance during his administration beginning in 2004, but both attempts failed by large margins.

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