DALLAS — East Baton Rouge Parish’s proposed $900.8 million bond package will remain on the Nov. 14 ballot despite efforts by several members of the Metropolitan Council to postpone the election until 2010.

The council deadlocked, 6 to 6, Monday on a motion to overturn its 9-3 decision on Sept. 2 to hold the election in November on increasing taxes to support the 30-year bonds. The proposal to delay the elections until spring or fall 2010 required support of seven of the 12 councilors.

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