- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Audubon Commission may hang on to its 3.31-mill property tax rate despite rising land values in Orleans Parish.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (http://bit.ly/1IZXlhm) the commission will vote on whether to retain its taxes at that level, technically an increase because taxpayers will have to pay more out of pocket due to the increased value of their property, at an Oct. 23 public meeting.

Ron Forman, head of the commission’s operations arm, the Audubon Nature Institute, and the commission’s chief adviser, stressed that the commission has not made any final decisions.

Audubon’s millages are projected to bring in $10 million in 2015. If the board votes to keep the millages in place, its 2016 tax take would increase by five percent to $10.5 million.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

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