Dec 14, 2010 8:43 AM by Nichole Larkey

Commission forming new Lafayette government

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A commission that is piecing together what could be a new Lafayette government has developed a basic outline of what it might resemble.
The Lafayette Charter Commission has been meeting weekly to develop recommendations that could include returning to the once-separate city and parish governments that were merged in 1996 to form Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government.
The commission, which met Monday night, has developed a working model that calls for a 7-member city council and 9-member parish council.
The two separate councils would replace the 9-member City-Parish Council.
The commission is set to make recommendations by April on changes to local government.


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