We're halfway through October, meaning you will soon have many important decisions to make in the November and December elections. One decision relates to Mayor Broome's half-cent road tax plan.
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If passed, the dedicated tax would fund a transportation infrastructure project list of $805 million in new investment in more than 60 projects in East Baton Rouge Parish. Click here for a list of preliminary recommendations the half-cent road tax plan would cover.
The American Heart Association sees the passage of Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s MoveBR Road Tax as a strategic step in the right direction for Complete Streets across the parish.
What are Complete Streets? Complete Streets are designed for everyone. Although there is no singular design, each one is unique and responds to what is needed in that specific community. Think more sidewalks, crosswalks,
What is a Complete Streets policy? It's a transportation and design policy that requires streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities regardless of their mode of transportation. This includes those who walk, bike, use a wheelchair, use public transportation, and drive.
What is needed in East Baton Rouge Parish? Safety and access for all!
Please consider voting YES to PW Capital Improvements District Referendum on December 8th. And if you plan to vote yes, please tell Mayor Broome you support the half-cent road tax plan.
Together, we can help more East Baton Rouge Parish residents get safely to where they need to go—work, school, the library, grocery stores, or parks - and feel more connected to their neighbors.