Frequently Asked Questions
What is the referendum about on April 30?
LPFPD4 is seeking voter approval for additional funding of 15 mills. Currently, with our 10 mills tax, D4 operates on a $2.6 million annual budget to protect property with an assessed value that exceeds $407 million.
Why does LPFPD4 need additional funding and how will it be spent?
Livingston Parish has experienced a 100% growth in population and assessed value in the last 10 years, which results in significant increase in our call volume and inspections. For District 4 to continue providing expert service and protection for our growing community, additional funds are needed to increase personnel, and to maintain vehicles, equipment, and apparatus.
When was the last time the annual millage rate has been increased?
Despite significant population growth, the annual millage rate has not been increased since 1975. Yet, the population of Livingston Parish has increased nearly 100,000 people since 1975. (Population in 1975: 43,800 and 2020: 143,616; Source: U.S. Census Bureau)
What is it going to cost me?
It was cost residents approximately $150 per $100,000 (over homestead exemption). This is based on the Livingston Parish assessor’s appraised value.
How will this benefit me?
Most people don’t think about the fire department or EMS until they need it, and we hope that you never need us. But if and when you do, wouldn’t you want us to be operating at the same expert service that you have come to expect?