BGR Studies New Orleans Library and Housing Taxes on December 11 Ballot

• Bureau of Governmental Research


On the Ballot: New Orleans Library and Housing Taxes, December 11, 2021 provides New Orleans voters with independent analysis of the library and housing property tax propositions on the December 11 ballot citywide. Both taxes would take effect in 2022 and run for 20 years. Each would replace an existing property tax that expires at the end of this year.

    BGR’s report analyzes each tax proposition based on a series of questions that address the efficient and effective use of public resources. The report also explains BGR’s positions in support of the library tax but against the housing tax. Read more in the full report, InBrief summary or media release.

    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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