Jan 24, 2011 11:52 PM by Jim Hummel

Charter Commission to Discuss Possibility of Extension

The Lafayette Charter Commission has been working since last summer trying to come up with ways to shape the future of Lafayette Consolidated Government.  Come April 21st, the commission is scheduled to present their recommendations to the City-Parish Council, but next week members will discuss the possibility of asking for an extension.

"We've got a lot on our plate," said chairman George Lewis. "We really want to explore all the possibilities."

Vice-chairman Bruce Conque, who initiated talk of the extension said the commission has been drafting recommendations based on census numbers from 2000, and with the 2010 numbers out and soon to be available for the commission, Conque says they should have time to look at those numbers.

By state law, the commission would only be allowed a 9-month extension, which would have to first be approved by the City-Parish Council.



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