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Nov 3, 2011 6:52 PM by Herbie Smith

Problems with Property Tax Proposal

Almost two weeks ago, voters overwhelmingly voted against the property tax proposal to help schools throughout Lafayette Parish.
But problems began after some school board members shared their opinions that the proposal should be re-voted.
Mark Cockerham with Lafayette Parish School Board says it's flat out wrong to go against the community's decision.
Cockerham believes voters decided based on money and trust.
"It's a lot of money that we ask for because our system is very big and we have alot of problems with the system.
They are not confident that we will do with the money that we say we're going to do," said Cockerham.
Board member Billy Guidry says voters probably disagreed with some parts of the proposal but weren't completely against it.
He thinks maybe the amount of money the board asked for could have played a role, too.
Guidry says it's not about going against voters but more-so trying to understand exactly what they liked and disliked about the proposal.




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