The Bossier City council teed up the possibility of a special election for a property tax in an announcement at Tuesday’s meeting.
There was no discussion regarding the proposed tax, as the proposition will be formally introduced at the council’s meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7.
Property taxes, renewal or otherwise, have not been met with favor by Bossier Parish and Bossier City voters in recent months. In May, voters overwhelmingly rejected two property tax propositions, one to fund a teacher pay raise, the other for school technology.
In October, a property tax dedicated to the Cypress-Black Bayou Recreational Area was also soundly defeated.
The announcement made at the council meeting said:
“Notice is hereby given that at its meeting to be held Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM at its regular meeting place, Municipal Complex, City Council Chambers, 620 Benton Road, Bossier City, Louisiana, the City Council of the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana, plans to consider adopting a Resolution ordering and calling an election to be held in the City of Bossier City, State of Louisiana, to authorize the renewal or continuation of an Ad Valorem Tax therein.”