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Lafayette council to vote on 2020 Fiscal budget Thursday

Conque to withdraw council pay raise amendment
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Posted at 7:42 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 12:06:09-04

LAFAYETTE — On Thursday, September 5, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote on a budget for the 2020 fiscal year.

Before the final vote, councilman Bruce Conque will withdraw an amendment giving members of the new city and parish councils a 10 percent raise.

Conque and the council have received criticisms since the amendment was proposed at last week.

On social media, Conque said the amendment "deserved criticism" and that the new councils should decide if a raise is needed.

A second budget amendment will keep the salaries for each of the City and Parish Council members at $30,356.44 annually.

The new fiscal year begins on November 1.

Read more on the 2019-2020 budget from The Advocate, here.