Lafayette

Mar 28, 2013 1:06 PM

Lafayette, Broussard ready to end lawsuits, service cuts

Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais have apparently found some common ground.

According to a press release distributed late Thursday morning, the two local leaders have come to "an agreement in principle" to settle the myriad grievances, accusations, lawsuits and traded barbs that have passed between the two leaders for years.

Two points of contention specifically mentioned in the release include resolving lawsuits over contested annexations and coming to a final accounting of the water litigation between the two municipalities.

Lafayette's leaders have agreed to not cut off services to Broussard as negotiations continue.

"Both mayors were present at the negotiations, and all parties involved believe the agreement reached will best serve the citizens of both cities, as well as the residents of the parish of Lafayette," said LCG spokesman Carlee Alm-Labar in an email announcing the negotiations. "All participants in the dialogue felt it was appropriate that an agreement was reached during Holy Week."

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