Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bar Tax & Deconsolidation...with Mayor Durel Driving?

The Lafayette City-Parish Council delayed a vote to repeal the “security levy” tax on Downtown bar owners. Councilman Brandon Shevlin, who represents that portion of Lafayette, proposed an ordinance to remove the security tax.

Downtown business owner, Rob Robison, complained to Mayor Durel that the Downtown bars are responsible for the increase in crime in the Downtown area. Mayor Durel agreed in an e-mail, then defended his stance during his weekly appearance on 105.1 FM KPEL.

Meanwhile, debate within Lafayette Parish continues on whether or not to de-consolidate and do away with city-parish government.

Who’s driving the bus?
Why are Councilmen Kenneth Boudreaux and Brandon Shelvin in the back while Concilman Don Bertrand sits on Mayor Durel's lap? Where are the councilmen who represent the "parish"?

1 comment:

Acadiana Open Channel said...

Anybody? Hellooo?? Anyone?? Bueller?