Later this month, voters in Evangeline Parish head to the polls to think about a one cent gross sales tax.
Though it’s solely a penny, it may have a huge impact on regulation enforcement.
Evangeline Parish Sheriff Charles Guillory says this gross sales tax improve will assist generate income again into the parish.
“The one we have now proper now could be outdated and too small. Plans are to extend patrol as a result of I solely have two on obligation. I would like extra investigators to unravel crimes and so they’re solely three for the entire parish,” stated Guillory.
The sheriff estimates the gross sales tax may assist create as many as a dozen positions whether it is accepted with tax growing from 9.45% to 10.4%.
“The taxes that I am asking for isn’t a Charles Guillory tax, it is a tax for everyone. W’re akin to equal to the parishes the identical measurement as ours. I am unable to have 100% of the vote however it’ll make Evangeline Parish a safer place, it’ll defend our youngsters, and it’ll appeal to new companies in the event that they know there is a good regulation enforcement presence,” stated Guillory.
The particular election is April twenty fourth.
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