Today on social media, many of the “Yellow Six,” as they’ve been dubbed, have been furiously attempting to defend their votes. Time will tell how long this will be the talk of the entire Parish. However, the elephants in the room remain the many, many tax propositions
that these same six council members have heaved onto upcoming election ballots. Will the voters remember that these councilmen put the Library’s failed tax renewal on the ballot earlier this year in spite of its $42.3 million surplus? In November, will voters approve $11.2 million in new, annual taxes for a council that’s said it has ZERO control over the departments these taxes are supposed to fund?
Can these six council members convince the voters to overlook their drag queen vote in March of 2019 and approve the single-largest tax increase in parish government history? Perhaps the biggest question of all is will their inability to control the library affect their re-election efforts next fall?