Measure to force vote on government style falls short
ST. FRANCISVILLE - Three parish council members were two votes short of allowing voters to vote again on what form of government should be used to manage West Feliciana Parish.
In 2012, voters approved changing from a police jury to a parish council. By 2013, a parish president had been elected and police jurors became councilmen. But, three years after the initial vote by the parish, some leaders thought the change should be canceled.
"The people of the parish would like to go back to it, they would like a chance to vote to go back to a police jury form of government," chairman of the zoning commission, Plater Gooden, said in an interview ahead of the vote Monday.
"There might be one or two people that are against the home-rule charter but the vast majority of people in West Feliciana Parish like it," president Kevin Couhig said.
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