DALLAS — Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish may have their third chance in 30 months to decide on taxes to support a bond package similar to one that has been rejected twice.

Mayor-President Melvin “Kip” Holden said Wednesday that he would ask the Metropolitan Council to set an election, possibly in April 2011, that would be at least $250 million less than the $901 million measure defeated in November 2009. Voters turned down a $989 million bond proposal in November 2008.

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