Was an ordinance regarding Lafayette's fiber optic bonds introduced or not? If it was we can look forward to the final ordinance passing in two week. If it wasn't...
From the Advocate:
Also Tuesday, the council unanimously approved the introduction of a bond ordinance that would fund Lafayette Utilities System’s telecommunications plan with up to $125 million. The council is scheduled to give its final approval to the bond issue on March 20.From the Advertiser:
LUS plans to use that money to build a fiber-optic network to each home and business in the city to provide low-cost phone, cable and high-speed Internet services.
In other council matters, an amended bond ordinance regarding the fiber-to-the-home project was not introduced after a quorum failed to show at a Lafayette Parish Utilities Authority meeting prior to the council meeting. Officials had said they believed the amended ordinance would correct two problems in its original ordinance as identified by the Third Circuit Court of Appeal.My money is on the Advocate's version being correct but it'll be interesting to see how the contradiction is explained. According to the city-parish council's meeting schedule there won't be a meeting on the 20th -- the next meeting is the 21st-- so that reference is mysterious as well.
I guess I shoulda have at least watched AOC. Mea Culpa. Explanations anyone?
Update 12:30--I've gotten emails and a call confirming that the ordinance was introduced as planned. The 20th date was apparently a garden-variety confusion about which date of the month last nights meeting was held on.... We'll see the next step on the evening on the evening of the 21st. (Just keep repeating to yourself that patience is a virtue.)