The Lafayette City-Parish Council is not ready to move ahead with placing a half-cent sales tax on the ballot to fund public safety improvements. The panel decided last night to take the matter off the table indefinitely.
Residents in Lafayette will get one last chance to express their opinions about those controversial smart meters. City-Parish President Joey Durel will hold a public forum tonight to answer questions about the meters.
Three Lafayette Councilman, Jared Bellard, Andy Naquin and William Theriot will be introducing an ordinance tonight that would allow Lafayette Utilities System customers to "opt out" of having a smart meter attached to their homes.
After the Lafayette Consolidated Council and Lafayette Parish Utilities Authority failed to reach consensus on a measure for customers to opt out, the council gave approval to a measure allowing smart meters.