Majority of tax propositions on Calcasieu ballots approved
Published 3:41 am Sunday, November 19, 2023
Eight tax renewals and two millage proposals for area waterworks districts on the Calcasieu ballot were approved by voters Saturday — despite a dismal less than 17 percent turnout at the polls.
A parishwide 10-year criminal justice tax renewal was approved with 11,245 votes, or 54 percent. The proposition received 9,560 no votes, or 46 percent.
A parishwide 10-year mosquito control tax renewal was approved with 14,213votes, or 68 percent. The proposition received 6,606 no votes, or 32 percent.
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A 10-year airport District No. 1 tax renewal was approved with 7,037 votes, or 65 percent. The proposition received 3,783 no votes, or 35 percent.
A 20-year sales tax renewal for District No. 1 was approved with 5,135 votes, or 53 percent. The proposition received 4,576 no votes, or 47 percent.
A 10-year tax renewal for waterworks District No. 5 in Wards 3 and 8 was approved with 62 votes, or 54 percent. The proposition received 53 notes, or 46 percent.
Two 10-year tax renewals in Sulphur were also approved. The fire millage renewal was approved with 1,229 votes, or 65 percent. The street millage renewal received 1,205 votes or 64 percent.
A 10-year Ward 5 District 1 fire protection renewal was approved with 115 votes, or 75 percent.
A 10-year Ward 4 District 4 waterworks district proposal was rejected with 287 votes, or 54 percent.
A 10-year waterworks district No. 7 proposition for Wards 4 and 6 was approved with 252 votes, or 70 percent.
A 10-year wterworks District No. 8 of Wards 3 and 8 was approved by 293 votes , or 55 percent.
Calcasieu voters also selected Bill Cutrera as their next 14th Judicial District Court judge. Cutrera received 5,002 votes or 54 percent. His opponent, Brad Guillory, received 4,276 votes, or 46 percent. Both men are Republicans.