By a unanimous vote, the Lafayette City-Parish Council approved an ordinance which will temporarily suspend the downtown bar levy, until a lawsuit on the issue is resolved in federal court.
"The ordinance is predicated upon when a judge in the United States Western District of Louisiana, determines whether or... more »
From the RedFlex contract to bans on smoking and the downtown bar levy, several hot topics were discussed at Tuesday's Lafayette Consolidated Council.
"Imagine how it feels that in order to provide for my family I must march right back into the toxic environment that nearly killed me," said... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote next month on whether to suspend collections of a security levy charged to downtown bars until the resolution of federal lawsuits that challenge the fee as unconstitutional. A group of seven downtown bars are involved in litigation over... more »
Seven downtown bars appealed hefty liquor license suspensions at Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish council meeting. B.E.D., Bootleggers, Rabbit Hole, Karma, Guamas and Shakers are all facing one year suspensions and Nite Town facing a three day suspension, after the bars failed to pay a controversial security tax.
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In a tie vote this week, Lafayette Consolidated Government shot down the proposal to end the downtown bar levy. But some bar owners aren't giving up their fight against the levy, and are re-filing a lawsuit in federal court.
As David Lawson gets ready to open his bar on... more »
Lafayette Consolidated Government voted on two controversial issues at Tuesday night's meeting. The first big decision was a motion to eliminate an smart meters opt-out plan for LUS customers. The second vote centered on the controversial bar levy, which ended in a tie, ultimately keeping the levy in place.
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A crucial levy in Vermilion Parish is finally finished, after years in the making.
Hurricanes Rita and Ike destroyed a levy in Intracoastal city that blocked saltwater from ruining a staple in the Parish-- rice crops.
"It was allowing saltwater into the Mermentau River basin, one of the... more »