DALLAS — The Metropolitan Council of East Baton Rouge Parish, La., has established a special taxing district that would support a proposed $887.5 million capital improvement bond program.

East Baton Rouge Parish Capital Improvement District No. 1 was approved Wednesday on an 8-3 vote by the governing body for the parish, which includes Baton Rouge. The council on Aug. 12 will consider a resolution setting the bond election for Nov. 14.

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