Following a cursory review of City-Parish President Joey Durel’s proposed 2011-2012 budget for Lafayette Consolidated Government Wednesday afternoon, the City-Parish Council will roll up its sleeves and begin a monthlong review and revision process, beginning with the budgets for the police and fire departments. Durel last week unveiled a roughly $543 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year, down about $60 million from the current budget.

The proposed budget for the Lafayette Police Department, at just under $29 million, is 2 percent less that the department’s current budget. The proposed $19 million budget for the Lafayette Fire Department is more than 14 percent less than the current budget.

The budget hearing begins at 1 p.m. in the council auditorium. For the full schedule of hearings click here.

To review Durel’s proposed 2011-2012 budget, click here.

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