Walter Pierce

Council, school board to choose new leaders

by Walter Pierce

The Lafayette City-Parish Council and Lafayette Parish School Board will select new leadership for 2010 during each body’s first meeting of the new year this week. The CPC will nominate a chairman and vice chairman this evening to replace 2009 Chairman Purvis Morrison and Vice Chairman Jay Castille. On Wednesday, the LPSB will nominate and elect a president and vice president; currently Carl LaCombe and Mark Cockerham serve in those positions, respectively.

In other council business this evening, members will vote on an ordinance for final adoption to upgrade security in the council offices. According to council memos, several cameras and computers used in the Pass Point Access Control System — a security system common to business in which credit-type cards are used to access restricted areas — need to be updated.

To see the full CPC agenda, click here. To read the LPSB’s agenda, click here.