NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Several voters from across the state took to the polls Saturday to vote on a number of millages in surrounding parishes.
In Orleans Parish, 52% of the voters are in favor of the 2.8 Law Enforcement District Millage. The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office can use the revenue to pay for operations, maintenance and upkeep of the parish prisons. This proposition is similar to one voters rejected in November, but with a reduced rate.
Another proposal in Orleans Parish involves increasing the current millage by 2.5 mills for 25 years to support the Library System. The proposition would keep libraries open longer and help upgrade the facility's technology. The millage passed with 75% of the voters in favor of the proposal.
Voters in St. Charles Parish voted in favor of property tax millages for projects such as levee construction and maintenance and improvements on the wastewater system. Parish President V.J. St. Pierre issued the following statement Saturday night, after all precincts reported:
"With tonight's passage of property tax millages to support our infrastructure, residents can look forward to many years of exciting progress resulting in an even better quality of life. Construction projects and maintenance work will continue across the parish as we set out to reach our goal of complete hurricane protection within the next 10 to 15 years. Not only will this provide flood protection for residents; it will also provide protection from astronomical flood insurance rates.
And construction will begin in earnest to improve our wastewater system in communities on both the East and West Banks. I am humbled that parish residents trust in their government to undertake these monumental tasks, and we - as members of the administration and parish staff - are excited to continue."
You can find complete election results on the Louisiana Secretary of State's website by clicking here.