A 6.5-minute video attacking Lafayette Consolidated Government’s solid waste collection contract with Allied Waste — and specifically targeting City-Parish President Joey Durel — was posted Wednesday to YouTube by an anonymous grievance-bearer known only as 11RikCube.

The video decries what it characterizes as Durel’s “sucker tax” for residents in the city of Lafayette: $5.61, which is how much more city of Lafayette residents pay for once-per-week Allied pick-up than residents in Broussard, who get twice-per-week pick-up through Waste Management.

In a description of the video, 11RikCube writes:

54,000 Lafayette households have been paying the Lafayette Sucker Tax since April 2009, when LCG’s new contract with Allied Waste went into effect. City-Parish President Joey Durel negotiated this deal that has resulted in millions of dollars going to Allied Waste that are wasted dollars. How do we know this? Because the City of Broussard went to competitive bid on their contract and have lower rates and better service than Lafayette does.


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