Durel Defends Camper Veto – Lafayette Live
During Tuesday night's Lafayette City-Parish Council meeting, City-Parish President Joey Durel vetoed an ordinance that would disallow residents from permanently living in so-called "recreational vehicles" in unincorporated areas of Lafayette Parish. Joey Durel joined “Mornings with Ken and Bernie” for his weekly “Lafayette Live” segment to discuss the camper ordinance and describe his reasons for using his veto power.
"The council's intention for the vote for that ordinance was right on," said the City-Parish President. "They were trying to fix what needed to be fixed. In the end, it was a breakdown of communication."
Durel says his main reason for using his veto was because he didn't get a chance to review the ordinance before the meeting.
The ordinance was introduced without me ever even seeing it, and had I been apart of the conversation, the things I felt are too far reaching in that ordinance could have been eliminated and set down in a way that would have been more palatable to me. - Joey Durel
Durel expects a more palatable version of the ordinance to be reintroduced to the council.
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