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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Metro Council to Hold Public Hearing on Millage Rates on Oct. 28

The Metropolitan Council of the City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge hereby gives notice pursuant to Article 7, Section 23(C) of the Louisiana Constitution and R.S. 47:1705(B) that a public hearing of the Metropolitan Council of the Parish of East Baton Rouge and City of Baton Rouge will be held in the Metropolitan Council Chambers on the third floor of City Hall, located at 222 Saint Louis Street, Metropolitan Council Chambers, Baton Rouge, LA at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2020, to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval or adopting the adjusted millage rates after reassessment and rolling forward to millage rates not to exceed the prior year’s maximum. The estimated amount of tax revenues to be collected in the next tax year from the increased millage, and the estimated amount of increase in taxes attributable to the millage increase for each taxing district is as follows: 


Taxing District

Estimated Tax Revenues to be Collected in the Next Tax Year from Increase in Millage

Estimated Amount of Increase in Taxes Attributed to the Millage Increase

Emergency Medical Services

$ 14,785,530 

 $ 755,810 

Baton Rouge Municipal Fire Salaries & Benefits

$ 12,688,690 

 $ 592,140 

City of Baton Rouge Three Platoon Police Tax

$ 1,892,600 

 $ 87,020 

Fire Protection District No. 1

$ 472,890 

 $ 12,610 

Brownsfield Fire Protection District No. 3

$ 1,088,720 

 $ 146,820 

Chaneyville Fire Protection District No. 7

$ 323,670 

 $ 36,250 

Pride Fire Protection District No. 8

$ 470,120 

 $ 56,420 

Alsen Fire Protection District No. 9

$ 284,080 

 $ 1,710 

The current budget for the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge can be found here. Please contact the Council Administrator-Treasurer’s Office or the Department of Finance if you have questions.

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