St. Landry District Attorney Asks Court to Remove Opelousas Councilman from Seat

OPELOUSAS, La. (KPEL News) – An Opelousas City Council member’s job could be at stake due to his location.

St. Landry County District Attorney Chad Pitre filed a motion in an Opelousas court to remove Opelousas City Councilman Floyd Ford from office for not living in his county.

Photo credit: St. Landry DA Chad Pitre/Facebook

Photo credit: St. Landry DA Chad Pitre/Facebook

According to our news partners at KATC, Ford’s address is listed in the Louisiana Secretary of State’s elected officials database as being on the 800 block of Planters Street in Opelousas, but Pitre’s petition claims that Ford actually resides on the 1900 block of Meadow Run.

According to Pitre’s court filing, the petition is based on a complaint by Delita Rubin Broussard, Ford’s opponent in the December B District runoff. Ford won office in 2018 and is currently running for re-election.

A hearing is scheduled for November 30 at 9 a.m. to decide whether or not to remove Ford from office.

Broussard claims Ford no longer lives in the district, which KATC says is a requirement of the Lawrason Act, which governs how Opelousas’ government will be established. Prosecutors had to submit the petition based on this information.

Attachment-Opelousas City Council District b

Photo credit: Floyd Ford/Facebook

More from KATC:

The petition alleges that Pitre conducted an investigation and found that Ford does not live in the town of Opelousas but at the Meadow Run house, which is outside the city limits.

The petition states that Ford is claiming his homestead exemption for the Meadow Run home, and that neighbors of that home will testify that he lives there. The petition also claims that neighbors of the Planters Street home will testify that Ford has not lived there for many years.

How not to burn down your house on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re an absolute pro in the kitchen or a novice who has little idea what’s right and wrong in a kitchen, it’s good to know safety tips so you don’t burn down your porch, garage, and house. This is true whether you’re cooking the turkey in the oven, roasting it, or putting it on the grill.

Funny 60s shows and their lunch boxes, did you have one? They are worth money

When you were a kid, did you have to take your lunch to school? Did you take it with you in a brown lunch bag? Some children were lucky enough to have a figurine or display a lunch box when they were kids. If you have one of these, it might be worth some money.

https://kpel965.com/st-landry-district-attorney-asks-court-to-remove-opelousas-councilman-from-seat/ St. Landry District Attorney Asks Court to Remove Opelousas Councilman from Seat

Linh

Pechip.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@pechip.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button