Property tax amendment topic for Oct. 17 Press Club meeting

Wendy Thibodaux, Lafourche Parish assessor, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 17. She will talk about Constitutional Amendment 5, which will be on the Nov. 8 ballot. This amendment would remove the required increase in taxing millages, creating greater accountability in property tax adjustments. Thibodeaux serves on the board of directors for the Louisiana Assessor’s Association and on the Assessor’s Legislative Affairs Committee.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at the Drusilla Seafood Restaurant, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.