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Central Needs Our Own Zip Code

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mailbox1Central currently is part of several different zip codes, including the Zachary zip code, Pride, Greenwell Springs, Baker, and Baton Rouge. This causes several issues for Central, including occasional mistakes made in sales tax distribution to the city. With its own zip code, the possibility of Central’s mail order sales taxes going to any other city would be virtually eliminated. Problems also come up when trying to establish population counts for the city, as the many different zip codes can incorrectly alter census data. Having our own zip code would further promote Central’s status as its own city.

Councilman Bill Cassidy has made a request for Central to have its own zip code. However, the United States Postal Service is hesitating to grant the request before getting an accurate assessment of how many Central residents actually want their own zip code. A petition has been created to gather signatures of those who support the zip code change. Central leaders want the change to happen before the next U.S. Census. All petitions will be due by December 15 in an effort to meet this deadline.

To access the petition and to read more details on this movement, CLICK HERE.

2 Comments

  1. Brockwell Bone

    November 12, 2009 at 10:22 am

    The petition is available at City Hall and the Chamber of Commerce. I encourage everyone to take a few minutes and visit one of these two offices to learn more and sign the petition.

    Brockwell Bone
    Committee Member
    Central Economic Development Foundation

  2. David Barrow

    November 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The petition is also available online at http://www.centralgov.com. You can print it out and get people to sign it and then return the petition to City Hall. You can also stop by Ross Tire & Care on Greenwell Springs Rd as well as Computer Evolutions on Wax Rd to sign the petition as well.

    Thanks to Jennifer Starns for getting 2 full pages of signatures at Wildcat Stadium Friday night before the game in the tailgaiting area in the bus circle.

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