City of St. George gives ‘a framework for the transition from EBR Parish’

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Another step was taken last week in the creation of the City of St. George.

Governor John Bel Edwards signed the City of St. George Transition District Bill last Friday.

The City of St. George provided this statement about the transition from EBR Parish:

The St. George Transition District creates a framework for the transition of taxing authority and services from East Baton Rouge Parish to the City of St. George.

“Legislators in both the House and Senate as well as the Governor recognized the results of the
October 12, 2019 when the citizens voted to incorporate the City of St. George. The St. George
Transition District is vital to ensure that St. George tax dollars stay in St. George during this
transition,” stated Andrew Murrell, spokesperson for the City of St. George.

“This is further proof that the City of St. George will work with local government to make East Baton Rouge Parish better,” said Murrell.

St. George Transition District will transfer the existing taxing authority for the two percent sales and use tax from East Baton Rouge Parish to the City of St. George while maintaining essential city
services. This is not a new tax. Further, St. George Transition District authorizes a board of directors to execute contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and cooperative endeavors. In short, The St. George Transition District is the bridge for services and taxing authority during the transition from East Baton Rouge Parish to the City of St. George.

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