The Lafayette City and Parish councils will meet in special session Wednesday to discuss lawsuits filed against LCG over Guillory administration drainage projects.
The meeting is set for 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday February 15 at the auditorium in City-Parish Hall.
The discussion is noticed as an executive session to discuss several lawsuits filed in connection with the so-called Homewood drainage project, in which a number of ponds were dug on property owned by the Bendel family.
Under Louisiana's open meetings laws, government bodies like the councils can hold an executive session, in other words a closed-door session that the public cannot attend, to discuss pending litigation. That's to ensure a government isn't put at a disadvantage in a legal proceeding by having to discuss legal strategy in open session.
Any votes taken, however, must be taken in open session.
Recently, the Bendel Partnership filed a motion for damages and fees in the lawsuit. To read about that, check out The Current's continuing coverage here.