- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 18, 2017

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Starting in February, the Lafayette City-Parish Council will meet only twice a month.

The council has voted to no longer meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month, the meeting reserved for planning, zoning and development issues, including appeals of planning commission decisions.

The Advertiser (https://bit.ly/2jLBMse ) reports Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux said Tuesday that “significant cost savings” would be made by eliminating the panel’s third meeting, which usually last less than an hour.

Boudreaux says the meeting, however, cost Lafayette Consolidated Government in terms of security officers, attorneys, overtime for some staff members and printing legal publication notices. He was unable to provide the amount expected to be saved with the cut.

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

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