New Charter Commission Begins Work In September
A new council in the Lafayette City-Parish Government won’t be getting to work until about September, but expects to solve some of the pressing issues.
Council Chairman Jared Bellard announced the creation of the council liaison charter committee yesterday. This is after a push from some council members asking for a committee to be started to re-examine possible amendments to the charter currently in place that created the consolidated government back in 1996.
The committee is made up of Bellard, Andy Naquin, and Kenneth Boudreaux.
The first meeting for the committee isn’t set to be conducted until after September 6th, which is after the council wraps up it’s budget meetings.
A previous charter commission set up in 2010 reviewed the city-parish government system for nine months and only made one recommendation in April, which was to split the city and parish government.
The voters did reject the proposal.