St. Landry Parish government

Parish Council drops talk of new split of racino money

From left, St. Landry Parish Councilmen Timmy Lejeune and Jimmie Edwards at Wednesday’s special meeting in Opelousas to discuss the parish budget. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish Council dropped a proposal to talk about racino money, but that didn’t stop three mayors and a city councilman from speaking against any change in how the money from Evangeline Downs is split.

Parish government to end year with $830,000 deficit

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot, right, introduces a proposed 2017 parish government budget to the Parish Council on Wednesday. The budget has a $830,000 deficit. In the background, from left, are Shane Menard and Greg Doucet. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

The St. Landry Parish Government budget hit the fan and blew a $830,000 deficit onto the Parish Council on Wednesday.
Parish President Bill Fontenot, in a budget message for the draft 2017 budget, reported the deficit in the 2016 budget.

St. Landry Parish Council committees to meet Wednesday (pdfs)

The St. Landry Parish Council's Public Works and Administrative-Finance committees are scheduled to meet Wednesday at the Old City Market, 131 W. Bellevue St., Opelousas. The Public Works Committee will meet at 6 p.m. followed by the Administrative-Finance Committee.

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