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May 3, 2010 11:40 AM by Letitia Walker

Changes Coming to Lafayette Government

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The process of forming an official commission to review the Home Rule Charter for Lafayette city-parish government is taking shape.

      A formal announcement about the vacancies on the nine-member commission will be read at Tuesday's City-Parish Council meeting, and resumes will be accepted until May 18. The commission will be comprised of four people who live outside the corporate limits of Lafayette and three who live in any municipality in Lafayette Parish.

      The commission will be able to recommend changes to the charter, which has never been amended since going into effect in 1996. In addition, it will be able to recommend abolishing the current form of local government and going back to separate city and parish systems.

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