Feb 1, 2011 8:28 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere

Lafayette Charter Group Wants Deadline Extension

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Charter Commission will ask the City-Parish Council for another nine months to complete its work of reviewing and making recommendations for changes to the existing home rule charter.
Currently, the commission is facing an April 21 deadline, but some members said Monday they were worried that that would not allow enough time to discuss all possible governmental models. It could be up to six weeks before the council decides whether to grant the extension.
The commission has already developed two drafts one of a proposed charter for the city of Lafayette and another for areas of the parish outside the Lafayette city limits.


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