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May 15, 2012 9:05 AM by AP

Panel to send home-rule plan to police jury

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - The West Feliciana Parish Home Rule Charter Commission has adopted the final draft of its proposed new plan of parish government.

The Advocate reports the commission voted Monday to send it to the police jury, which by state law has to present the plan to parish voters in an election.

The commission has been working to develop a home-rule charter to do away with the police jury system of government since it was formed in January 2011.

Jurors have discussed submitting the proposal to the voters at the Nov. 6 presidential election.

If approved by the voters, the parish would be governed by a five-member council, with four council members elected from new single-member districts and one member elected in parish-wide, at-large balloting.

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