Louisiana Creates Grambling Legends Square Taxing District
- Jun 18, 2012 | Susan McLain
Act 798 creates the Grambling Legends Square Taxing District “…to provide for taxes to be levied by the district; and to provide for related matters.”
The Grambling Legends Square Taxing District has been created as “…a special taxing district and political subdivision of the state….” The Act describes the boundaries in detail in section 1.
Upon approval from voters, the district may impose a sales tax that may be used to spur “…economic development among the city, the district, the state, owners of property within the district and other entities as permitted by law….” This power is granted so that the district can subsidize or provide loans for “…construction, infrastructure, renovation, and development of certain properties….”
A Board of nine members will administer and govern the taxation. The Board will be comprised of:
- The mayor of the City of Grambling;
- Five members of the board of aldermen of the city;
- A Grambling State University representative;
- Two citizens who own property;
Board members shall service three-year terms and serve on a voluntary basis, unpaid.
The Act authorizes the Board to “…levy and collect a tax upon the occupancy of hotel rooms, motel rooms, and overnight camping facilities within the area….”