BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB)- A member of the East Baton Rouge Metro Council said he
will sponsor an ordinance to annex property in unincorporated areas of the
parish to be made a part of the city of Baton Rouge.
Councilman John Delgado, R-District 12, made the
announcement Tuesday in the form of a written news release in relation to the
proposed City of St. George.
"The creation of the City of St. George will result in
higher taxes and diminished services for the people that live in that area,"
He said that fact is perfectly clear after reviewing
reports by LSU economists and discussions with constituents.
According to Delgado, people who live on the southeast
end of his district will be forced into the City of St. George. He added it
will result in them paying higher taxes if the creation of the new city is
approved by voters.
Delgado said he will sponsor an ordinance for any
property owner in an unincorporated area that asks to be annexed into Baton
Rouge and qualifies to do so.