Today on "Mornings with Ken and Bernie" Lafayette city council chairman Jared Bellard stopped by to talk about the latest news from city government.

This morning's hot topic; garbage.

An ordinance proposed at last night's meeting, if enacted, will ask citizens to move their trash carts at least 3 feet off the street in the city and 10 ft in rural areas within 24 hours after pickup. Violators will get a $25 fine. If the fine is not paid, violators will be assessed a lean on their property.

Councilman Bellard explained that while this ordinance is currently being discussed, it's not something he'll vote for in its current form.

For me personally, I don't think we can enforce this. I think it's a little overboard, but there are people out there that really want this.

Bellard explained that the ordinance would be a revision of the solid waste charter.

The councilman went on to describe a possible way to enforce the proposed ordinance when he joked,

Maybe we can put cameras to see when people put their cans out there and when they take it back.

The ordinance is still being discussed and has not yet been up for vote by the council.

Our question to you is, do you think this would be a good idea for Lafayette? Let us know in the comment section.

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