The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted Tuesday night to adopt a package of new anti-littering measures in conjunction with the Durel administration's Project Front Yard campaign.

According to Lafayette Police Department Police Chief Jim Craft, the new measures allow officers to issue traffic citations for throwing trash from a vehicle and suggested more violations would be cited.

The new package also allows resident complaints to be heard in city court and state district court in addition to constables and justices of the peace.

Fines are set at $75 for the first offense and $500 each following offense.