Lafayette City-Parish Council Chairman Kenneth Boudreaux is alerting residents to an upcoming series of bored meetings. We’re kidding — barely — but budget hearings can tend to promote daydreaming for the non-mathematically inclined.

The District 4 councilman, who also serves as chairman of the council’s Finance Committee, is inviting taxpayers to attend budget hearings beginning Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the council auditorium. Following the initial hearing, discussions of the 2011-2012 fiscal year budget will be held at 1 p.m. on various week days, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 3 with reviews of the funding for the police and fire departments. The hearings continue through Tuesday, Sept. 13 with final adoption scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 27.

“I want to reiterate to you that the money the nine members of the council are going to budget are derived from tax dollars,” Boudreaux says in a press release announcing the hearings. “All taxpayers have a voice at these hearings.”

No word yet on what City-Parish President Joey Durel’s upcoming proposed budget will look like. Currently, consolidated government is operating on a roughly $580 million budget.

For the complete schedule of budget hearings, click here.

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