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  • St. Landry Parish Proposing Sales Tax to Fix Roads

    February 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    In St Landry Parish, the state of some roads is often a hot button issue. Tonight the St Landry Parish Council will address it. The council will discuss an introductory proposal to call for a two-cent sales tax. Money generated from that tax would be designated for road construction... more »
  • St. Landry Council Considers Veto Overrides at Contentious Meeting

    August 2, 2012 2:02 AM

    At a special meeting Wednesday night, the St. Landry Parish Council voted to consider overriding a number of vetoes handed down by Parish President Bill Fontenot. The meeting was often contentious, and Fontenot found himself on the defensive with a calculated, critical and aggressive line of questioning from councilwoman... 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 »
  • Vote to Split Lafayette Gov. Could Come in October

    June 4, 2011 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A proposal to replace Lafayette's consolidated city-parish government with separate governments for the city and the parish could go before voters as early as October. A charter commission formed by the City-Parish Council to explore changes in local government recommended in April that voters should decide... 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 »
  • New Iberia Roads To Get Makeover

    March 26, 2010 2:21 PM

    Iberia Parish's roads have been a big problem for years, and the Parish Council is on its way to fixing them. The Council started planning 2 years ago, but it has been a long process. They met Wednesday to discuss plans and went out Friday morning through the... 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 »
  • LGC: Non-Profits will Receive Funding Again

    September 30, 2009 10:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Twenty-three nonprofit organizations that received funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government this year will receive funding again in the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins November 1. The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 6 to 3 Tuesday to approve funding for all agencies for a total of $452,723. The... more »

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