Nov 9, 2010 10:26 AM by Nichole Larkey

Commission considers changing Lafayette government

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A commission considering major changes to local government seems to favor giving the city of Lafayette more autonomy, but there is no consensus on how that should be done.
Commission Chairman George Lewis said at a Monday meeting that he feels the majority of the commission favors a return to separate governing bodies.
The City-Parish Council created the Lafayette Charter Commission earlier this year to explore possible changes that could include undoing the merger of Lafayette's once-separate city and parish governments in 1996.
The commission has taken no formal action to move forward with any specific proposal, despite a deadline of April to make recommendations that will be submitted to voters parishwide.


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