St. Helena’s Contract With Lawyer Over Regulating Adult Businesses Rejected
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) — The state Attorney General's Office has rejected a proposed contract between the St. Helena Police Jury and an outside lawyer to draft ordinances regulating adult businesses in the parish.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/MAJj5H ) the police jury learned about the attorney general's decision on Tuesday.
The police jury voted in May to approve a contract with Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer, to craft ordinances in response to residents' concerns about the parish's two strip clubs, The Mansion and Oak Ridge Lounge.
The Attorney General's Office said it was not provided with sufficient information to make a determination as to whether the contract should be approved.
District Attorney Scott Perrilloux said he believes the police jury can restructure the agreement in a way the Attorney General's Office will approve.