Lafayette City Parish President Joey Durel again discussed his positiion on TIFs and taxes after this Tuesday's meeting of the Council. The council voted seven to two against a proposed ordinance that would have required an proposed TIF or tax to go to a vote of the people.

President Durel says he believes council members decided to vote against the ordinance to prevent Lafayette from being at a competitive disadvantage against other communities. If we passed such an ordinance, Durel says, then other communities could easily pass TIFS or taxes and pay for new developments.

Durel also spent time talking about the council's procedural vote forwarding to voters a proposition to either deconsolidated government or have it remain the same. As the guidelines of the Lafayette Charter Commission stated the duty of the council was to send the measure to a vote of the people. The item will now be decided by voters on October 22nd.