To whomever is running for Ascension Parish President:
The per capita budget for Ascension Parish is, according to a Republican Party factoid a couple of years ago, about THREE times that of Livingston. With the huge property taxes Ascension gets from industry, the residential property taxes are, IMO, very high (MUCH, MUCH higher, for instance, than the City of Donaldsonville).
Ascension Parish population 110,000 - budget $126 million
Livingston Parish population 130,000 - budget $55 million
If Ascension Parish spent the same amount per person as Livingston, our budget would be only $46.5 million.
Livingston consumes $423 per person
Ascension consumes $1,145 per person
Question: How can the parish budget be drastically trimmed?
Thanks in advance,
809 Webster St.