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  • Crowley Could End Fire Protection Services Outside City-Limits

    April 12, 2013 6:45 PM

    The City-of-Crowley could cut off fire protection services for areas outside of city limits. Tuesday, the Crowley City Council said it's frustrated the Acadia Parish Police Jury hasn't finalized a contract. If a deal isn't reached, Crowley will stop providing fire protection by June first. For more than... more »
  • New Orleans City Council fills Johnson's seat

    July 27, 2012 8:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans City Council has appointed attorney Ernest "Freddie" Charbonnet as the interim replacement for the District E seat vacated last week when Jon Johnson abruptly resigned after pleading guilty to federal corruption charges. The council's four white members voted Thursday for Charbonnet, a former... more »
  • A Conflict of Interest in Youngsville Council?

    July 16, 2012 11:13 PM

    The Youngsville City Council voted last week to propose re-dedicating half of a one cent sales tax. The tax is currently earmarked for police protection, the re-dedication would make it available for use in other departments such as fire and infrastructure, in addition to police. But one of the... more »
  • Council Fires Dog Catcher, Passes Horse Introductory Ordinance

    May 8, 2012 11:23 PM

    A controversial case for the Opelousas City Council was closed Tuesday, with another hot topic being opened. Council members had to decide the fate of small animal warden, or dog-catcher, Donald Tyler. "Mr. Tyler was offered two chances, and on both of the chances he failed," said Alderman... more »
  • Hammond City Council approves job changes

    February 23, 2012 10:41 AM

    HAMMOND, La. (AP) - The Hammond City Council has unanimously approved a number of employee title and job changes sought by Mayor Mayson Foster in a move to restructure city government. The Advocate reports the major change splits the Department of Planning and Grants into separate entities. The grants manager,... more »
  • Alexandria City Council issues balanced budget

    January 25, 2012 9:45 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - The Alexandria City Council has balanced its budgets. On Tuesday, council took money left over from the previous fiscal year as well as increased sales tax revenues and putting them toward overtime for employees, contract labor and aging infrastructure. Thanks to an increase of nearly 4... more »
  • Are Politician's Statements Degrading Toward St. Martinville?

    September 6, 2011 11:13 PM

    A political candidate takes aim at one Acadiana city, and Tuesday night some city leaders fire back. It's a back-and-forth between State House of Representatives District 96 candidate Raymond "Shoe-Do" Lewis and the City of St. Martinville. Is it a political game, an insult, or maybe just words of... more »
  • Port Allen City Council adds member

    July 7, 2011 8:43 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - The Port Allen City Council has appointed Joseph Roger Bergeron to fill a vacant seat on the six-member council. The Advocate reports the council acted one week after Mayor Derek Lewis resigned and members voted to appoint Councilman R.J. Loupe to succeed Lewis. During Wednesday's... more »
  • Embezzlement Investigation in City of Delcambre

    December 13, 2010 11:40 PM

    One small Acadiana town is working through big money problems. KATC's Maddie Garrett was at the Delcambre City Council meeting Monday night and uncovered new information about an embezzlement investigation in the city. After its yearly audit, the City of Delcambre came up short by roughly $7,000. "It's significant for... more »
  • Candidate for Council Squashes Dropping Out Rumor

    September 27, 2010 12:54 PM

    Candidate for City Council in Ville Platte wants to put a stop to a rumor about ending her candidacy. Myra "Griffin" Fontenot is still running for City Council District D in Ville Platte. "I have been receiving phone calls and I have been confronted by people of my community about... more »
  • Heated arguments over a zoning change in Opelousas

    September 15, 2010 9:18 PM

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz is sent looking for a new site for an administrative building. This comes after a heated discussion at an Opelousas city council meeting. A deal was in place for the Sheriff's office to buy an old Courvelle Toyota dealership between Main St. and Union... more »
  • San Diego's city council has banned "floatopia" parties

    July 26, 2010 9:33 PM

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - San Diego's City Council has banned so-called "floatopia" parties where people booze it up on inner tubes offshore. The council voted 8-0 Monday to close the loophole on a beach alcohol ban that was approved by voters in November 2008. Several speakers told the council that... more »
  • Lafayette Fights for Land, Council Votes Yes

    April 26, 2010 1:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish Council voted-and got all 9 members to say "yes"-to annexing the land they say is rightfully theirs. "We've protected a city-owned asset paid for by city taxes, and made sure that piece of property is in the city of Lafayette," says Parish President Joey Durel. The... more »
  • Judge: Felony bars ex-police juror from election

    February 12, 2010 10:36 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - A state district judge rules that a former Vermilion Parish police juror cannot run for Abbeville City Council because he pleaded guilty in 2005 to a felony. Ernal "E.J." Broussard says he will appeal the ruling handed down Thursday by Judge Marilyn Castle. Councilman Francis Touchet... more »

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