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Lafayette Joint, City Council meetings postponed for lack of quorum

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 19:51:14-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette City and Joint Council meetings that were set for Tuesday night have been postponed for a lack of quorum due to three city council members being absent for health reasons.

The councils were set to discuss overriding a budget veto that would restore pay increases for members of the Lafayette Consolidated Government working under Mayor-President Josh Guillory.

Three Lafayette City Council members were absent for various health reasons: Glenn Lazard, Nanette Cook and Pat Lewis.

The councils recently voted to remove four pay increases for people in Guillory's office, including his director of minority affairs and his chief of staff, that were in the budget.

Guillory vetoed the removal last week, stating that the increases weren't "raises" but were due to the restructuring of his office and assignment of additional duties.

The city council already has overridden Guillory's veto of an ordinance hiring an attorney to represent them in disputes with the mayor-president.

In order to override Guillory's veto, four council members on each council are required to vote in favor of the override.

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