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Pt. 3: SHERIFF PRATOR LISTENS, OPTS AGAINST TAX ROLL-FORWARD

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  • Elliott Stonecipher

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 … 11:59 A.M.

This morning, after a discussion in a legally required public hearing, Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator announced he would not raise parish property taxes … at least for now.

The possible hike which prompted the hearing would have been accomplished by a “roll-forward” of the tax Caddo property owners pay for Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office (CPSO) services, from 13.15-mills to 13.41-mills.

For more background information, here are my recent articles on the subject:

WILL SHERIFF PRATOR “ROLL-FORWARD” C.P.S.O. PROPERTY TAX?

Pt. 2: CADDO PROPERTY TAX ROLL-FORWARD AWAITS 2017 DATA

Danny McCormick of the Caddo Parish Alliance spoke against the hike, stressing the “unsustainable path” of constantly rising property taxes and many other governmental fees and charges.

My research concerning the total value of all Caddo Parish property since 1980 was provided by a representative attending in my absence.

Also attending were Dave Chesak for Will Broyles’ RealShreveport.com, and several additional Caddo Parish Alliance members.

Among CPSO staff in attendance were Internal Auditor Beverly Steiner and Chief Civil Deputy Gary Parker.

The Sheriff’s opening presentation stressed the negative consequences to his department of the continuing economic decline in Caddo Parish. Given those pressures, he acknowledged that a roll-forward in the tax may be necessary next year.

© 2017 Elliott Stonecipher … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Elliott Stonecipher

Elliott is a freelance contributor to RealShreveport.com and any other locally interested publications. Importantly, Elliott has several first-hand experiences in almost every aspect of the best and worst in local politics of Louisiana, particularly Northwest Louisiana. For several years and at great personal risk, Elliott has worked as a watchdog in local politics by writing and exposing numerous subjects that every other media outlet has refused to touch.

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