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  • Council opts-out on sales tax; Opts-in on "opt-out"

    February 28, 2012 11:28 PM

    A pair of controversial issues were on Tuesday night's agenda at City-Parish Government. The first, a half-cent sales tax to help pay for public safety. The second, giving LUS customers the option to "opt-out" of smart meters, a new recording system to be installed later this year. City-Parish Council delayed... more »
  • Redistricting Forces Malbreaux to Withdraw From Race

    September 14, 2011 2:54 AM

    Due to population shifts in the 2010 census, council lines in Lafayette Parish were redrawn earlier this year. That means some residents will find themselves in new council districts when the changes officially take effect in January. Among the voters impacted by the changes, at least one candidate for public... more »
  • LHA Board: Out Again

    March 1, 2011 11:48 PM

    For the second time in six months, City-Parish Council has removed three Housing Authority commissioners from their posts. Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman appealed City-Parish President Joey Durel's decision to remove the trio after they allegedly held a closed meeting in October. Wednesday night, their appeal took more... more »
  • Lafayette Annexation

    June 2, 2010 10:48 AM

    A decision yesterday from the Lafayette City Parish Council over a hot piece of property. The council voted to annex the Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course again. Earlier, the council voted to rescind its April vote that did the same thing, that decision came after the city of Broussard... more »
  • Lafayette City-Parish Council Extends Deadline for Submission of Resumes

    May 19, 2010 5:46 PM

    With regard to the Lafayette Charter Commission created by Ordinance No. O-074-2010, due to the insufficient number of resumes received from individuals of the minority race who reside outside of any municipality in the Parish of Lafayette, the Lafayette City-Parish Council has extended the deadline for the submission of resumes... more »
  • Lafayette council set vote on security fee

    February 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
  • City-Parish Council Moves Forward With Courthouse Demolition

    December 16, 2009 4:35 PM

    The Lafayette City-Parish Council is getting closer to finalizing plans to demolish the old federal courthouse downtown. The council voted to give President Joey Durel the authority to approve requests for access to the property. This is one of the first steps needed for the environmental studies and assessments... more »
  • LUS expected to increase utility rates

    October 5, 2009 9:27 AM

    LAFAYTTE, La. (AP) - A rate increase has been proposed for the Lafayette Utilities System but so far, city-parish council members aren't on board with the idea. Lafayette Utilities System Director Terry Huval said he expected the proposed increase to meet some resistance from some council members. But, he says,... more »

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