The Mid-City Security District may not be able to lower its annual parcel fee for district residents as commissioners had hoped, board Chairman Jim Olsen announced at a recent board meeting.
Olsen cited unknown factors relating to an NOPD consent decree establishing certain rules relating to the department and to the newly formed Office of Secondary Employment. Until Olsen knowns how the rules will affect the Mid-City Security District’s annual bottom line, he says the security district probably shouldn’t budget for a reduction in parcel fees.
“Until we know where we’re going with the consent decree, I’m very reluctant to knock it down across the board, because there’s a very good chance we’d just have to bring it back up in two years, which would not make people too happy,” Olsen said. Continue reading »