BGR Issues Analysis of Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Tax Proposition

April 21, 2022

Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases a new report, On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Tax, April 30, 2022. The report is intended to help Jefferson Parish voters make an informed decision on whether to approve a new 7-mill, 10-year property tax for the Sheriff’s Office. The report analyzes the Sheriff’s plan to use the estimated $28 million in annual tax revenue to raise employee salaries by an average of 25% and fill nearly 250 vacant positions. It also provides BGR’s position in support of the tax.

Click here to read the mobile-friendly InBrief summary and access the full report and media release.