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Possible executive session set to discuss tax district suit

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Posted at 9:50 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 10:50:26-04

The Lafayette City Council is set to discuss a lawsuit over tax districts at Tuesday's meeting.

The Lafayette Parish Council Regular Meeting is set for May 5, 2020 at 5 p.m., and the Lafayette City Council Regular Meeting starts at 6 p.m. You can find links to the agendas, as well as links to watch the meetings live online, here.

On the city's agenda is a potential executive session to discuss the lawsuit filed last year by several taxpayers who objected to the creation of several new taxing districts. The suits claim that the last city-parish council and former Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, who proposed the districts, didn't follow proper procedures in setting them up and approving them.

Mayor-President Josh Guillory has said he is not in favor of the districts; indeed before any action was taken he had asked Robideaux and the Council to hold off until the new councils, and he, could take office. He had asked the City Council to repeal them earlier this year, but the council refused.

Recently, the city withdrew a motion requesting that the court throw out the lawsuit. To read about that, click here.

Also on the agenda are many house-keeping measures to adjust ordinances that set the rules for various city and parish boards and commissions. After the city-parish council was broken up, back into a city and parish council, all these ordinances had to be revised to reflect that change.