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Mar 26, 2014 8:56 AM by AP

Smaller parish council recommended in Tangipahoa

The Tangipahoa Parish Home Rule Charter committee is recommending reducing the number of Parish Council districts from 10 to nine and adopting term limits for the parish president and Parish Council members.
The committee also is recommending requiring the Parish Council to appoint a chief administrative officer and take away the parish president's power of a line-item veto.
If the Parish Council agrees with the recommendations, The Advocate reports the proposed changes would be put before the voters on the Nov. 4 ballot.
The 11 members of the charter committee were appointed last year and the group has been meeting for nine months. The committee has a deadline of May 27 to offer its final recommendations to the parish council.

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