- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

LIVINGSTON, La. (AP) - Five proposed changes to the Livingston Parish Home Rule Charter will go before voters in December, despite Parish President Layton Ricks’ refusal to sign the ordinance calling for the election.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1uyVQh5 ) Ricks returned the ordinance to the Parish Council office unsigned Thursday - a move that doesn’t prevent it from going into effect.

Council Chairman Ricky Goff says the proposed changes affect both branches of government.

The charter currently provides that, if the council fails to adopt a budget by the end of the year, the president’s proposed budget is considered adopted. A proposed amendment would instead realign parish procedures with state law, requiring the parish to operate on 50 percent of the prior year’s budget until a compromise budget can be agreed upon.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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