No Attorney General’s Opinion About Charter Changes
Members of the Lafayette City Parish Council decided at last night's meeting that they will not be requesting Attorney General Jeff Landry's opinion about the changes to Lafayette's Home Rule Charter.
Back in December, Lafayette voters decided to agree to changes to the Charter that allow for the splitting of council business into two council.
Now there will be five city council members and five parish council members, with one Lafayette Mayor/President.
When it was discovered earlier this year that some mistakes were made when drafting the new council districts, Louisiana's Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin met with Lafayette Government officials. He recommended that they seek an Attorney General's opinion.
In other business of the Lafayette City Parish Council, they decided to defer making a request to the Louisiana Legislature to pass a law to require pay raises for city police officers.
There was another issue that council members discussed last night, and it all was surrounding Marcus Bruno.
The council has deferred a resolution that would call for a special investigation into Bruno, who is a special assistant to Lafayette Mayor/President Joel Robideaux.
Council member Jay Castille is wanting an investigations into concerns over a federally funded loan that Bruno had obtained for his personal business.