December 11, 2010
City Council Chamber
City Council December 11, 2010 Regular Meeting Summary
New Orleans, LA - December 11, 2010 - Today, the New Orleans City Council passed an amendment to adjust the property tax millage rate for 2011.
Reconsidered 2011 Millage Rate
The Council passed Amendment CTL-1AM amending Amendment CTL-1, which was adopted on December 1 and amended Ordinance Calendar No. 28,185, to adjust the property tax millage rate for 2011 to 13.91 mills on the dollar of the assessed valuation of property. This marks an additional 1 mill increase from the original increase passed by the Council on December 1, bringing the total increase to 7.74 mills, 1 mill less than the 8.74 mill increase included in the original budget proposal.
On December 1, the Council adopted the 2011 Capital and Operating Budgets for the City of New Orleans. Revisions made by the Council to the original proposed budget included raising the property tax millage rate for 2011 6.74 mills and the sanitation service charge per residential unit from $12 per month to $20 per month. Additional revisions made by the Council include cuts in excess of $4 million and the addition of funds for critical services and departments.
Ordinances relative to additional increases in the sanitation service charge will be considered at the Regular City Council Meeting on January 6.