Lafayette

Jun 14, 2012 10:14 AM by AP

Councilman wants vote on traffic cameras

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette City-Parish Councilman William Theriot is pushing forward with a proposal to allow voters to decide the fate of the city's traffic-camera enforcement program. The move comes despite warnings from the city-parish attorney that a public vote on the issue is not allowed under state or local law.

The Advocate reports Theriot is scheduled to introduce a measure at Tuesday's council meeting to call for a referendum this fall to decide if the traffic-camera program should end.

A final council vote on the proposal is scheduled for next month.

The call for a public vote comes after the council in May voted 6-3 against a proposal to end the program.

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