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Sep 17, 2010 11:32 PM by Jim Hummel

Movement to Save Go-Cups

Tuesday, the Lafayette City-Parish council will consider final adoption of an ordinance that would essentially ban the popular go-cups from downtown Lafayette. Now ahead of that council meeting, some citizens aren't standing for it, and they're taking their fight to the streets.

"We came out to try and save the to go cup in downtown Lafayette," said Mitch Briggs, who handed out fliers reading "save the to go cup" to patrons at Friday's Downtown Alive.

"I'll definitely be at that council meeting and I'm hoping that everyone will be at that council meeting as well, even if that's ambitious, I'm hoping everyone that's here is there," said Briggs.

Briggs is also part of a facebook fan page with a similar message. Save the Downtown Go Cup, which has grown in numbers in recent days.

Under the proposed ordinance, any open containers of alcohol would be banned from the Surrey Street corridor and downtown Lafayette, where police say nightlife has led to traffic and safety problems.

The ordinance is up for final adoption at Tuesday's council meeting, which gets started at 5:30 p.m. at LCG.

Jim Hummel

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