Calcasieu tax proposals on April 6 ballot - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu tax proposals on April 6 ballot

Calcasieu Parish Administrator Bryan Beam Calcasieu Parish Administrator Bryan Beam
CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -

On April 6, voters in Calcasieu Parish will have the chance to vote to renew three taxes that provide services to residents throughout the parish.

On the ballot for renewal is a health unit tax, road and drainage tax and a juvenile justice services tax.

Each tax provides funding for area agencies and services like the multi-agency resource center for youth, immunizations, records, animal services and road and water projects.

Parish Administrator Bryan Beam believes the tax renewals will be well-received.

"We've had good response from the public on these taxes over the years. And so we feel good that these will be supported and we appreciate the public's willingness to pay for these services. And because they hit such core areas, we feel that it will be a good response. We want to make sure that people are informed on each of these so that if there are any questions, we certainly want to get those answered," Beam said.

The taxes are up for renewal every 10 years.

KPLC's Gerron Jordan will have more on what each tax will do and how much it will cost you on later editions of 7News.

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