St. Landry Council Tables Cellphone Issue
It's still the status quo for St. Landry Parish Council meetings when it comes to the use of cellphones.
The council decided last night to not take up a proposal to ban cellphone use at council meetings.
Councilwoman Pam Gautreau made a motion to table the introductory ordinance indefinitely until a meetings rules committee can discuss the issue.
Earlier in the meeting, council members voted to establish a meetings rule committee to handle such issues.
The vote was 6-5 in favor of tabling the cellphone issue.
The issue of whether or not council members should be allowed to have their cellphones at meetings was raised earlier this year at a Public Work and Finance Committee meeting by a councilman.
Councilman Wayne Ardoin says officials ask anyone attending the meeting to silence their phones, but it doesn’t always happen.
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot said then, even if a measure like that would have passed, he had planned to veto the measure.