Sept. 21, 2010 03:47

The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 5-4 Tuesday against an ordinance that would ban open containers downtown and at the McKinley and Surrey Street strips.

The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 5-4 Tuesday against an ordinance that would ban open containers downtown and at the McKinley and Surrey Street strips. A second ordinance meant to address rowdy crowds by prohibiting "cruising" was pulled from the agenda.

On Sept. 28 the council is scheduled to discuss prohibiting 18-20 year olds from clubs downtown and on the strips. Council Chairman Jay Castille says it is only a discussion item - no action will be taken on establishing a minimum age to enter bars - but the council could ask Lafayette Consolidated Government attorneys to draft an introductory ordinance addressing the issue, for which the Durel administration and Craft have expressed support.