After accusations about a lack of information were made at Tuesday’s council meeting, so far four City-Parish Council members have announced town hall meetings to discuss the details of a plan to abolish the council.
The proposal is to abolish the City-Parish Council and replace it with a City Council and a Parish Council. To read our story about the proposal, which includes the full text of the ordinance, click here .
During the meeting, some complained that there wasn’t enough information about the changes.
As of 4 p.m. today, four council members have announced town hall meetings to discuss the ordinance, which was introduced Tuesday and could be given final consideration as soon as July 24.
Councilman Jay Castille will host his town hall at the Carencro Community Center on Thursday July 19, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Councilwoman Nanette Cook will host her town hall on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Comeaux Recreation Center located at 411 W. Bluebird.
Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux will host his town hall at the Clifton Chenier Center auditorium on Tuesday July 17, 2018 beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Councilman Patrick Lewis will host his town hall Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Lafayette City-Parish Council Auditorium located at 705 W. University Ave, Lafayette
The town hall announcements from Boudreaux and Castille included the following statements:
As some of you now know, and more of you will discover, there is an ordinance being considered by the Lafayette City-Parish Council to divide its legislative functions by creating separate City and Parish Councils for the City and Parish of Lafayette, respectively. THIS IS NOT DECONSOLIDATION!
There have been many questions posed and opinions offered, all of which are good and appropriate processes of democracy. Unfortunately, however, there have also been some inaccurate, misleading and uninformed comments.
As intended all along, this issue will be explained, discussed and addressed so that all citizens will have the ability to consider what is in their best interest and cast an educated and informed vote in December, should this measure reach the ballot box.
The consideration for this action is of great importance and I encourage everyone to gather as much information as possible from a reliable and trusted source.