At Thursday’s Caddo Commission meeting people came out in large numbers, expressing their opposition to tax breaks for a Shreveport production facility.
10 commissioners voted in favor of tax exemptions for Calumet. The Caddo Parish Commission approved a resolution allowing Calumet in Shreveport to participate in the Industrial Tax Exemption Program .
The tax exemption would total $450,000 thousand over five years. Commissioners explained during that time there will be 83 new direct jobs and a payroll totaling more than $3.3 million.
Commissioner Matthew Linn cast the sole no vote for the tax exemption. Commissioner Lyndon Johnson had to abstain from voting because he is a Calumet employee.