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All Millage Renewals And Tax Proposals On Acadiana Ballots Pass

Voters in Acadiana overwhelmingly passed several millage renewals and tax proposals on May 4th.

In Lafayette, voters renewed the millage for the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office with 67% voting yes.

Sheriff Mark Garber thanked the public and issued the following statement.

“The voice of the voters in Lafayette Parish has served as my source of guidance since you elected me as Sheriff, and that path remains true today as I express my gratitude in your decision to renew the Sheriff’s Property Millage for another 10 years. The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to fund law enforcement operations to provide the greatest safety measures possible to our residents, as well as visitors to this great community. The office will also continue with its reorganization plan, designed to maximize personnel and operational efficiency through technology and reallocation of resources. With this renewal, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will continue to maintain and provide the highest level of service and security that the residents of this parish know and deserve.”

The Teche-Vermilion Water District Millage for Lafayette, Iberia, St. Martin and Vermilion Parishes was also renewed with 78% voting yes and 22% voting no.

Voters in Eunice passed a .25% Sales Tax to fund pay raises for its police and fire departments, 78% to 22%.

A half cent sales tax also sailed through for the city of Abbeville 71% to 29%.

In Iberia Parish, voters renewed a millage for the school system 79% to 21%, and voters in St. Martin did the same at 72% to 28%

Acadia Parish voters approved the millage renewal for the First Ward Drainage District, 76% to 24%.