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Lafayette council set vote on security fee

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Posted: Feb 16, 2010 7:22 AM by Andrea Fontenot
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Lafayette, council, bars, fee, security, tax, vote, downtown, Councilman Brandon Shelvin

The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year.

Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to handle weekend crowds.

Shelvin, who represents the downtown area, had voted to approve the security fee last year.

But the councilman has said he was skeptical of singling out one group of businesses for a special tax and signed off only because he believed police and bar owners had reached an acceptable compromise.

The council will vote Wednesday on the security fee issue.

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