|EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH ELECTIONS|
|BROWNSFIELD FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT (two propositions)|
Where it applies: Voters within the fire protection district, on the north side of East Baton Rouge Parish.
How much it will cost you: Each renewal proposition is for 10 mills on the assessed value of a property, after exemptions. One of the taxes would be in effect from 2014 through 2023, while the other would be from 2015 through 2024. On a house valued at $250,000, each 10-mill tax would cost $175 per year, after the exemption.
What it would do: The two taxes would raise an estimated $420,800 for the fire protection district annually. They would pay for salaries and benefits of fire district staff, the cost of fire hydrant rentals and service, water for firefighting, and operation and maintenance of fire facilities.
What you should know: Fire officials have said the tax is essential to the fire district, and it could return to being a volunteer district if it does not pass.
|CENTRAL FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT|
Where it applies: The district is in the northeastern part of East Baton Rouge Parish, mostly contiguous with the boundaries of the City of Central.
How much it will cost you: Ten mills on the assessed value of a property, after exemptions. The tax would be in effect from 2015 through 2024. On a house valued at $300,000, the tax will cost $225 per year, after the exemption.
What it would do: The tax would raise an estimated $1.3 million for the fire protection district annually.