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Feb 13, 2014 9:00 AM by AP

Port Allen council seeks to designate dept. heads

The Port Allen City Council hopes the third time will truly be a charm when it comes to adopting an ordinance that will grant department head status to five administrative positions within city government.
The Advocate reports Councilman Garry Hubble presented an ordinance to the council for third time Wednesday night seeking to designate the city's chief financial officer, chief administrative officer, fire chief, police chief and public works director as department heads.
Although Hubble managed to convince a majority of the five-member council to adopt the same ordinance the previous two times, his efforts were always thwarted by the veto power of former mayor Demetric Slaughter.
Slaughter, who served 11 controversial-filled months as mayor of Port Allen, was recalled from office Nov. 16.

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