BGR Studies French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal on December 5 Ballot

• Bureau of Governmental Research


On the Ballot: French Quarter Sales Tax Renewal, December 5, 2020 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 proposed tax renewal based on a series of questions that address the efficient and effective use of public resources. By clicking the report, InBrief or media release buttons above, BGR provides voters with multiple ways to access this On the Ballot report and understand its findings and position against the proposition.

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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