Apr 1, 2011 10:00 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Lafayette council to consider Horse Farm ordinance

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider an ordinance for final adoption Tuesday that opens the door for official to spend up to $6 million purchasing the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Horse Farm to convert into a
public park.
The council approved the introductory ordinance allowing the issuance of $6 million of certificates of indebtedness during its March 15 meeting.
UL officials originally decided to sell the 100 acres of land in order to buy property closer to its main campus. The farm hasn't
been used as such since the late `90s.
The Advertiser reports community outcry, largely from the Save
the Horse Farm group, sparked interest in converting the land to a
public park because it is one of the last major "green spaces" in
the city.


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