The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West will hold three public meetings at which residents can ask questions about the millage proposals on the Nov. 21 ballot in West Jefferson and Algiers.
Authority President Susan Maclay and Regional Director John Monzon will make a presentation at each meeting and take questions about the West Bank flood protection system, with a focus on issues pertinent to the area where the meeting is being held.
Voters in Algiers will be asked to renew the Algiers Levee District’s 6.35-mill special maintenance millage that expires at the end of the year. The renewal would keep total flood protection-related taxes in Algiers unchanged at 12.53 mills, which generates $2.4 million a year.
In West Jefferson, voters will be asked to approve an additional 5.5 mills on top of the 5.03 mills that now bring in $5.1 million a year for the West Jefferson Levee District.
Both the Algiers and West Jefferson levee districts are under the control of the SLFPA-W, which draws its funding from them.
On Thursday, the presentation will cover the 5.5-mill increase proposed in West Jefferson, with an emphasis on the west side of the Harvey Canal. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the West Jefferson Medical Center auditorium in Marrero.
On Saturday, the presentation will cover the 6.35-mill renewal for Algiers. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive.
On Nov. 14, the presentation will cover the 5.5-mill increase sought in West Jefferson, with an emphasis on the east side of the Harvey Canal. That meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the West Bank Regional Library, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey.
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