A proposal was sent to Lafayette's City Parish Council that would weaken the current city ordinance that bans political signs more than 90 days out from an election.

The council will consider the issue at their meeting tonight.

One of the candidates for the upcoming fall election had questioned the ordinance as an issue of free speech.

Bruce Conque, Chairman of the Lafayette Zoning Commission, says more discussion should be given to weakening the ordinance, he says, because the signs can clutter up the city on a year round basis if the rules are loosened.

City Parish Attorney Mike Hebert said previously that the current ordinace dealing with signs actually has tougher restrictions placed upon political signs versus any other signs.

The ordinance changes to be considered tonight would change the law to make political signs the same as other signs in the community.