EBRP Mayor Broome lets business and civic supporters do heavy lifting on touting her proposed 1/2 cent sales tax, but struggles with questions about concerns of U. S. Congressman Graves, Central residents, State Representative C. Denise Marcelle.

EBRP Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, appearing before the BRPC on Monday, November 26, 2018.

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome gave one of the shortest presentations ever to the Baton Rouge Press Club (BRPC) on Monday, November 26, 2018 when she appeared to tout her upcoming 1/2 cent sales tax proposal for transportation improvements within the parish.  The election is on Saturday, December 8, 2018.  Instead, Broome deferred to a host of Baton Rouge business and community representatives to make her case for her.


Thereafter, however, Broome struggled in fielding a question posed by Sound Off Louisiana founder Robert Burns entailing opposition to her tax on the part of U. S. Congressman Garret Graves.  Here’s a look at her handling of that question.

Broome responds to Burns’ question entailing opposition to her tax by U. S. Congressman Garret Graves (as incorporated into the above video) and his concerns that parishes going solo may hinder efforts for a new bridge as part of a “regional solution” to area traffic problems.

Broome also fielded several questions entailing concerns of Central residents.  Let’s take a look at her responses to those concerns:

Broome responds to questions by a WBRZ reporter and Woody Jenkins entailing concerns of residents of Central.

Broome also had to respond to a question by a BRPC member expressing concerns of State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle regarding the “regressive nature” of Broome’s proposed tax since it relies solely and exclusively on a 1/2 sales tax increase for parish residents.

Broome responds to concerns relayed by one BRPC member as being those of State Rep. C. Denise Marcelle.

As stated in the headline, Broome spoke very little on her own about her proposal.  Instead, she relied on a host of business and community spokespersons touting her  tax proposal.  Her presentation and those of the team she brought to support her proposed tax are depicted in the following video:

Broome and a host of business and civic folk speak in favor of Broome’s tax proposal.

CLICK HERE to see Mayor-President Broome’s presentation in its entirety.


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