An introductory ordinance that if approved would clear the way for the appointment of a charter commission that was scheduled for a vote Tuesday night by the City-Parish Council has been postponed until Sept. 17. Co-sponsor Don Bertrand, the District 7 councilman, tells The Ind he believes a couple of councilmen who opposed the ordinance a few weeks ago might come around, and the delay is “in order to get questions answered [about the ordinance and proposed charter commission] and hopefully get those additional votes."

The ordinance failed by a 5-4 vote three weeks ago, with four of the five councilmen who represent a majority of the city of Lafayette voting in favor. Supporters of the ordinance hope its passage will ultimately lead to the city of Lafayette having greater autonomy.

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