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  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 8:56 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer... more »
  • 2 New Orleans Council members skip meeting

    May 16, 2012 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Two New Orleans City Council members are staying away from the latest council meeting - effectively blocking the council from conducting business. Jon Johnson and Cynthia Hedge-Morrell had walked out of a council meeting earlier this month. With one council vacancy unfilled, the council had too... more »
  • Council Members set to Hear Former Housing Authority Board Members

    September 21, 2010 5:57 PM

    Lafayette council members will hear from three men dismissed last month from the Lafayette housing authority board tonight. Joe Dennis, John Freeman Jr and Leon Simmons are listed on the council agenda. They say they were unfairly let go following a questionable audit of the housing authority. ... more »
  • Eunice Mayor Vetos Proposed Budget

    July 19, 2010 7:51 PM

    Mayor Bob Morris of Eunice let his council members know exactly what he thought of their proposed budget. Morris said, "It's ridiculous, the reasons they give for doing this doesn't make any sense." He wrote a letter to all council members-all are against the mayor's budget. The letter... more »
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »

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