Tax Call Defeated @ OPPJ

A Ouachita Parish Police Jury (OPPJ) resolution that would have called for a 4/29/17 special tax election for that part of Ouachita Parish east of the river was defeated at tonight’s meeting on a 2-2 tie vote. The proposed 1.39% sales tax increase would have been dedicated for roads and drainage.

A similar tax for the western part of the parish passed last April by 16 votes.

Here’s the vote breakdown.

District A Scotty Robinson – No
District B Jack Clampit – Yes
District C Walt Caldwell – Absent
District D Ollibeth Reddix – Absent
District E Shane Smiley – No
District F Pat Moore – Yes

We will have additional reporting tomorrow on how it happened, plus the other business conducted at the meeting.

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One Response to “Tax Call Defeated @ OPPJ”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Great report

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