Elections are getting closer. In East Baton Rouge Parish, one item on the ballot brought dozens of people together Thursday.
EBR Library officials and residents joined up, at the Theater of Baton Rouge, to show their support for the library tax renewal. It expires this year. Spencer Watts, the EBRPL Director, said this is the system’s main form of funding, but just how much is this going to cost you?
“For the medium homeowner, that’s the person who’s right in the middle in a medium-priced home, it would cost about $100 a year,” Watts explained. “It averages out, the cost of a nice cup of coffee a week.”
If the 11.1 mill is renewed, it will last for 10 years. If it isn’t, an emergency election will be scheduled, and at worst, the parish could lose most of its libraries. You can vote early starting on October 10th, or wait until the official election. That’s scheduled for October 24th.