St. George on a May ballot? Unlikely, as petition delays persist

St. George on a May ballot? Unlikely, as petition delays persist


FROM EVERY ANGLE. WE HAVE ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ON OUR WEBSITE, JUST LOGON TO B-R PROUD DOT COM OR YOU CAN DOWNLOAD OUR B-R PROUD APP. 3 3 NEW TONIGHT – A POSSIBLE HURDLE FOR ST. GEORGE ORGANIZERS. THEY HOPED TO GET THE MEASURE FOR A NEW CITY ON THE BALLOT IN MAY, BUT JUST THIS EVENING, THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE TOLD NBC LOCAL33 IT HAS YET TO RECEIVE A COPY OF THE PETITION. THIS COMES AS THE MAYOR AND SAINT GEORGE ORGANIZERS SPAR OVER WHEN THE VOTE SHOULD BE. HARRISON GOLDEN EXPLAINS. 3 “The incorporation effort is an extremely important topic that needs to happen in our parish.”MAYOR-PRESIDENT SHARON WESTON BROOME’S OFFICE HAS THIS LETTER THURSDAY BROOME ASKING GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS TO INSTEAD CALL A VOTE FOR THIS FALL.”The mayor’s motivatIon simply goes back to how important a conversation this is in East Baton Rouge Parish and having adequate time for our citizens to evaluate this.”BUT ORGANIZERS WITH THE SAINT GEORGE EFFORT SAY THEY’VE BEEN MAKING THEIR CASE FOR YEARS AND IT’S TIME TO PUNCH THE CARDS.”The benefits of May, without knowing what else is on the ballot, is that we would be VOTE WOULD COINCIDE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S RACE IN WHICH DEMOCRATS FAVORING JOHN BEL EDWARDS COULD TURN THE VOTE… AGAINST SAINT GEORGE. AT LEAST THAT’S THE ARGUMENT. THOUGH SAINT GEORGE CAMPAIGN SPOKESMAN ANDREW MURRELL SAYS BROOME’S APPEAL TO THE GOVERNOR IS MORE OF A DELAY TACTIC.”It sure does feel like double-dealing the way she’s treating this ballot issue by not allowing it on the first ballot that comes up.”THE BALLOT WILL ONLY BE OPEN TO THE 52-THOUSAND OR SO VOTERS WITHIN THE PROPOSED SAINT GEORGE BOUNDARIES. MURRELL HOLDS FIRM THAT NO MATTER THE ELECTION DATE THE MEASURE WILL PASS.”If we have until October, then that’s fine, so be it.”FOR YLEH, I’M HG. 3 THE VOTE COULD COME IN EITHER OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER. TO SEE

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