BGR Reviews Jefferson Parish Water and Sewer Tax Proposals

• Bureau of Governmental Research


On the Ballot: Jefferson Parish Water and Sewer Taxes, March 20, 2021 provides voters in Jefferson Parish with analysis of two property tax propositions to replace existing water and sewer system taxes.

Although the propositions will appear as separate items on the March 20 ballot, BGR analyzed them together because of their similarities. The 10-year taxes would each have a maximum rate of 5 mills. They would take effect in 2023, replacing two existing water and sewer system taxes that have lower maximum rates and expire at the end of 2022. The propositions apply across most of the parish, except in certain municipalities. Residents in those cities do not pay the taxes or vote on the propositions.

BGR’s report analyzes the tax propositions based on a series of questions that address the efficient and effective use of public resources. Click to read the full report or our InBrief summary and understand why BGR supports the propositions.

This report is the latest in BGR’s On the Ballot series, which provides voters with objective, nonpartisan analysis of significant ballot propositions in the New Orleans metropolitan area. In producing On the Ballot reports, BGR recommends positions consistent with its mission of promoting informed public policy and the effective use of public resources for the improvement of local government. On the Ballot reports bring to light the strengths and weaknesses of ballot propositions and assess the potential for government expenditures or actions to efficiently achieve beneficial outcomes for citizens.

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