Mar 7, 2014 8:26 AM by AP
The St. James Parish Council has set two public hearings on a proposed land-use plan that some officials say would reduce conflicts between residents and industry, promote affordable housing and preserve historic sites all while encouraging economic development.
The Advocate reports the hearings on the proposed ordinance are scheduled at 6 p.m. March 19 in Vacherie and 6 p.m. April 2 in Convent.
Parish Councilmen Jimmy Brazan and Ken Brass voted Wednesday against introducing the proposed land-use ordinance, both saying they believe a more updated version was to have been included in the draft.
The council, nevertheless, voted 5-2 to introduce the proposed in order to set the public hearings.
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