Lafayette City-Parish Council To Revisit Trailer Ban Tonight
The Lafayette City-Parish Council will revisit a proposed travel trailer ban tonight after President Joey Durel vetoed the measure at the Oct. 24 meeting.
Durel told KPEL last month that he vetoed the ordinance because it was too broad, and that he didn't have an opportunity to review it before it was approved.
The ordinance was introduced without me ever even seeing it, and had I been apart of the conversation, the things I felt are too far reaching in that ordinance could have been eliminated and set down in a way that would have been more palatable to me.
The ordinance would ban residents in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish from maintaining permanent dwellings in the travel trailers. Residents raised concerns at prior meetings that the trailers lower property values in neighborhoods.
According to the proposed ordinance, Youngsville would assume the liability and cost of maintaining the park. In addition, the ordinance requires Youngsville to maintain the part of all of the land as a park until the lease expires in 2025. The ordinance also requires Youngsville to allow the Broussard/Youngsville Youth Association to use the park.
If approved, the council would make a final vote at its Nov. 19 meeting.
Review the full agenda here.