Metro Council not looking to rush initiatives onto April ballot

Metro Council not looking to rush initiatives onto April ballot
Louisiana Politics
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 4:44pm

The Metro Council Crime Committee is running out of time to get its initiatives on the April ballot, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost.

Councilman Trae Welch leads the committee set up to find ways to curb crime in East Baton Rouge Parish. He said there's no need to rush their ideas in order to have them voted on as a tax issue in April.

Welch said they are still exploring ways to possibly find other funding, and should have ideas ready by the summer, in time to make the November ballot.

The Crime Committee's goals include a new parish prison and extra funding for the District Attorney's office.

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