Lafayette Wants To Resume Getting Rid Of Junked Cars
An ordinance aimed at ridding the city of Lafayette of junked cars was challenged in court, and the city halted getting rid of the cars. Now, the Lafayette City-Parish Government wants to start the program up again.
City-Parish Attorney Michael Hebert appeared before the Lafayette City-Parish Council last night to tell council members that his staff is working on a revised ordinance that should pass any legal challenge.
The last time the law was enforced was back in 2007, city-parish officials towed away 25 vehicles after property owners refused to get them off of their property. Some 1,600 vehicles were slated to be taken away.
The law was then challenged by a man who disagreed with the government's seizure of four vehicles parked on his rental property.