Ask The Mayor: John Dennis On Whether West Lafayette Has Any Tax Authority Left

Jun 3, 2016

The mayor says more annexation may be necessary in the future to help pay for the projects the city wants.
Credit City of West Lafayette

It’s an open question how much money the city of West Lafayette will have in the coming years.

It’s going to be stretched thin to help pay Purdue back for the State Street overhaul and a major bridge tax would put many property owners at state-mandated tax caps. So does the city need to get bigger to net more money?

We put that question to West Lafayette’s John Dennis this week on Ask The Mayor.

Last month, Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski said on this program that the local media played some role in causing anxiety about road construction.

We get Mayor Dennis’ take on that and take a few listener questions about improvements that could be made to road projects.