BGR Releases November 6, 2018 Ballot Reports

October 24, 2018 – Today the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) releases reports to inform voters on proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6 and three proposed Jefferson Parish property tax renewals.
  • Tax Phase-In Constitutional Amendment
On November 6, 2018, voters statewide will decide whether to approve proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 6, which would allow eligible homeowners to phase in a large increase in property taxes resulting from a reappraisal. The four-year phase-in process would apply only to residential properties subject to the homestead exemption that increase in assessed value by more than 50% because of a reappraisal.
 
Read the media release, one-page summary and full report on the constitutional amendment here.
  • Jefferson Parish Property Tax Renewals
On November 6, voters in Jefferson Parish, with the exception of Grand Isle, will decide whether to renew a 5-mill property tax for drainage works. In addition, Jefferson voters parishwide will decide whether to renew a 3.5-mill property tax for juvenile services and a 2.26-mill property tax for animal shelter and control, public health facilities, and services and supports to parish residents with mental health needs, addictive disorders and intellectual or developmental disabilities. If approved, each tax would be renewed for 10 years, from 2021 to 2030.
 
Read the media release, one-page summaries and full reports on the three tax renewal propositions here.