The tax renewals were for public building maintenance, road and bridge repair and upkeep of Crowley cemeteries. The three renewals all met similar fates, falling by votes in the vicinity of 240 against to 195 for.
Of the 15 precincts voting in Saturday’s citywide election, three South Crowley precincts played significantly in the defeats. Of the total 240 “against” votes, 158 were cast at (6-7) Rice Festival Building, (6-8) Immaculate Heart of Mary Hall and (6-9) South Crowley Elementary.
Voter turnout for Saturday’s election was the lowest in recent memory with four percent of the registered voters in the City of Crowley casting ballots.
The single sheet flier, complete with a photo of the barricaded South Avenue H bridge, read as follows:
ELECTION: SATURDAY, MAY 1, 2010
This Saturday the voters of Crowley will decide on the renewal of 3 tax propositions. One of the propositions is a 5 mil tax for the purpose of maintaining public buildings, drainage and bridge maintenance, etc.
The current administration unfortunately has decided to close the bridge on South Avenue H going into Kellers addition rather than repair or replace this bridge. We are asking voters of South Crowley
to join with our neighbors in Kellers addition and vote NO on the Tax Renewals.
By uniting together and voting NO, we hope to send a message to the Mayor and City Council letting them know that South Crowley is just as much a part of Crowley as Beauvoir Subdivision or any other area.
Please take the time to go vote this coming Saturday and remember:
No Bridge Repair, No Tax Renewal!!!!
The flier states it was paid for by concerned citizens of South Crowley.