DALLAS — A proposed $748 million capital improvement plan for East Baton Rouge Parish, La., was officially killed Wednesday night by the Metropolitan Council.

The council voted 8 to 2 to keep Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden’s plan off the Nov. 19 ballot. A parish-wide election on the mixture of property and sales tax increases to support the debt had to be approved Wednesday by seven councilors to meet the electoral deadline.

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