St. John the Baptist Parish voters approved a measure Saturday to borrow $30 million for capital projects, much of it in drainage work. It was the only item on the ballot.
The proposal called for issuing general obligation bonds and repaying the debt with revenue from existing property taxes. No tax increase was forecast.
Parish officials proposed spending the money in five areas:
$13 million to build and improve drains, drainage canals, pumps and pumping plants, dikes and levees.
$6 million to build and improve public buildings, including expansion of the governmental complex in LaPlace.
$3 million to build, repair and improve parks, playgrounds and recreation facilities.
$3 million to building, buy and improve roads and bridges.
$5 million to build and improve waterworks.