- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish voters have chosen to change the title of city-parish government’s chief executive from “president” to “mayor-president,” a new designation proposed by outgoing City-Parish President - now Mayor-President - Joey Durel.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1N4xXEy ) with all 128 precincts reporting, Saturday’s vote to change the title was 32,544 for and 19,657 against.

Durel, who leaves office in January after three terms, had long bemoaned the president title, saying in an interview earlier this month that the concept of mayor is much easier to grasp.

The title change was one of two proposed amendments to the city-parish charter that were on the ballot. In the second, voters approved a proposal to expand membership of the City-Parish Planning and Zoning Commission from five to seven members.

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


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