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West Bank levee authority mulls campaign for possible flood protection tax referendum

December 11, 2014

When West Jefferson and Algiers residents go to the polls in October to vote for governor, they might also be asked to consider a property tax for flood protection. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West officials are weighing a campaign for taxes that they say are imperative to pay for operation and maintenance of almost 100 miles of levees, floodwalls and floodgates and for new obligations.