- Associated Press - Sunday, June 21, 2015

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles City Council is putting off any more permits or zoning approvals for temporary worker housing until it replaces the ordinance governing such projects.

The American Press reports (http://bit.ly/1QKzgjO ) that the city is writing a more comprehensive ordinance.

Ray Miller told the council that temporary worker villages blight nearby communities.

Councilman Dana Jackson says planned construction of big industrial plants will need more workers than the area can provide.

Mayor Randy Roach says the goal is to quickly craft an ordinance while the suspension is in place. He says the final version could be presented to the council as early as next week.

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Information from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com

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