As expected, an ordinance that would have established a policy prohibiting the Lafayette City-Parish Council from considering the establishment of taxing districts without a vote by residents was soundly defeated Tuesday by a 7-2 vote, despite a show of force at the council meeting by members of the Tea Party of Lafayette and Acadiana Patriots. Only the ordinance’s sponsors — Councilmen William Theriot, R-District 9, and Jared Bellard, R-District 5 — voted in favor of the measure.

Nicholas Persac has the story in today’s Advertiser.

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