Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal, December 5, 2020. The report is intended to help French Quarter voters make an informed decision on a proposition to renew a 0.2495% sales tax to pay for supplemental public safety services. The proposition would extend the tax – set to expire at the end of 2020 – for five years through 2025. It would generate an estimated $1.8 million within the French Quarter in 2021.
BGR’s report analyzes the tax renewal proposition based on a series of questions that address the efficient and effective use of public resources. Click here to access the report’s analysis and understand BGR’s position against the proposition.