- Associated Press - Friday, May 1, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Go-cups, which were banned in some neighborhoods by Lafayette officials nearly five years ago, could be set to make a return to downtown.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/1FCTC7W ) Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin has placed an introductory item on Tuesday’s council meeting agenda to bring back the portable alcohol containers.

In November 2010, by a 5-4 vote, the council banned go-cups and other open containers in three areas of Lafayette: Downtown, the Simcoe-Surrey Street corridor and the McKinley Street area.

Shelvin, who voted against the ban in 2010, has not revealed why he is revisiting the issue.

Before the 2010 vote, business owners had differing opinions on the ban. Some claimed people would be encouraged to stay inside and spend money, while others argued in favor individual rights and upholding tradition.

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Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com

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