Veto Expected On St. Landry Airport Commission
St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says he is going to veto the council's vote that would recreate that area's airport commission. If the council votes to override the veto, then it would again be a seven member commission whose people would be appointed by the council.
Bill Fontenot says there are two reason primarily that he is against the creation of this board again. First, Fontenot thinks creating this board would just be creating another level or government. Secondly, Fontenot says this board would usurp the powers of the parish president.
Two former commission members, Charles Renaud and Stephen Woods, were at the meeting this week when the council voted for new commission, and they were there to show their support for having the commission. Renaud says one of the reasons he is supportive of the commission is that it would create system of checks and balances.