Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration is proposing to make a second attempt at convincing voters to approve a new tax to pay a $75 million settlement with firefighters.The coupling of the fire and police millages in the same measure was the most common source of objection last year. A lot of people indicated they would have voted for a standalone fire tax. Now they'll have a chance to do that.
The tax was shot down by voters in April, when it and a tax aimed at funding the New Orleans Police Department appeared as a single item on the ballot. This time, the tax for the fire department would be on its own, a move that officials hope will make it more palatable to the voters.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The fire millage is back.