Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants New Orleans residents to approve higher property taxes to help the city reform the Police Department and city jail and to shore up the firefighters’ pension fund.
He has asked the state Legislature to nearly double the portion of property taxes devoted to police and fire protection, from 10.47 mills to 20 mills. The increase would have to be be approved by voters statewide and in Orleans Parish, then put to another citywide vote by the City Council.
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