Two former leaders of Lafayette released a joint letter today in support for the proposed charter amendment on the December 8th ballot.
In the letter, former Mayor Dud Lastrapes and former City-Parish President Joey Durel are asking voters to vote yes for the charter amendment.
“While “consolidation” has shown some minor benefits, it has not accomplished the efficiencies hoped for. A major weakness of this system of government is that the City of Lafayette lost its autonomy. City of Lafayette taxpayers pat into a system they don’t fully control; elected City-Parish council members who do not live in the city of Lafayette or pay City of Lafayette taxes gets to make decisions about how to spend those taxes–even to the extent that they can put new tax measures on the ballot.”
Below is the link to the letter.
They also said we are all parish residents and our parish has issues that consolidation has not fixed.
Election Day is Saturday, December 8. Polls will be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm.
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