In a testament to just how unconsolidated Lafayette Consolidated Government is, the City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that would annex Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course into the city of Lafayette. In a testament to just how unconsolidated Lafayette Consolidated Government is, the City-Parish Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance for final adoption that would annex Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course - one of three Lafayette city-owned municipal links funded by Lafayette city taxes - into the city of Lafayette. The golf course is closer to Broussard than it is to Lafayette, and because annexations must be contiguous from a city's corporate limit, a stretch of the newly opened Ambassador Caffery South extension is also proposed for annexation in order to reach the golf course.
The annexation is one of four such ordinances up for final adoption Tuesday, but because it involves a stretch of Ambassador South in unincorporated Lafayette Parish - prime real estate expected to generate millions in future sales tax revenue as businesses locate there - Tuesday's vote is likely to inflame tension especially between Lafayette and Broussard, which have squabbled over annexation in south Lafayette Parish for years. For more annexation anxiety in the parish, read The Independent Weekly's April 7 cover story, "Land Grab."
The Zoning Commission recommended the annexation by a 3-1 vote on Feb. 22; Broussard city officials attended that meeting in opposition of the annexation.
The city of Lafayette is also looking at annexing Fabacher Field, another city-owned recreational facility in the Broussard area.
Click here to read the full agenda for Tuesday's meeting.