The Lincoln Parish Police Jury’s (LPPJ) Finance Committee last night was less than generous with the taxpayer’s funds to several agencies that annually ask for funding.
Good for them.
Committee member and District Twelve juror Ronny Walker put it this way: “We’re all looking at Baton Rouge saying ‘live within your budget’ – we’re all looking at Washington (and) saying the same thing. You know, we all need to live within what our taxpayers give us also,” said Walker.
Two of the agencies funds, Trailblazer and the Coordinating and Development Corp., were cut to zero. Only three agencies – Sparta Ground Water Commission, Bayou Lake D’Arbonne Commission, and the Third Judicial District Court – got an increase in funding.
The rest of the agencies will have to make do with with their 2012 funding levels.
See here the list.
District Eleven’s Sharyon Mayfield made a spirited case for increased funding for the Coordinating and Development Corp., but was the the lone vote on the committee towards that end.