A No-Standing Ordinance and a couple of funding issues are among the items up for discussion Tuesday night by the Lafayette City and Parish councils.

According to our news partners at KATC, the Joint Council will tackle the No-Standing Ordinance, which is opposed by the ACLU and the Anti-Defamation League. The ordinance would make it illegal for citizens to stand within 36 inches (3 feet) of the street, or on medians, with bus stops being the only exemption. The ACLU and the Anti-Defamation League are calling the ordinance unconstitutional.

Also on the Joint Council's agenda will be an ordinance that would allocate $400,000.00 in federal money to a rental and utility assistance program that will be run by Catholic Charities of Acadiana.

On the Parish Council's agenda will be the following funding issues:

  • $3,500,000.00 would be moved towards funding Buchanan Street Parking Garage repairs.
  • $364,954.00 in FEMA Funds from Louisiana's GOHSEP would be moved into the Community Development Department to pay for the City of Carencro's Andre Street Drainage project.

The Parish Council kicks things off at 5:00 p.m. That will be followed by the joint council and the city council meetings.