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St. Landry council, president at odds

St. Landry Parish President Bill Fontenot says he plans to take the Parish Council to court over its override of five vetoes.

He tells The Advertiser that he will ask a judge to block the ordinances until a ruling on whether they violate the home rule charter. Fontenot says matters covered by the ordinances are allotted to the president's office, and it would take a parish-wide vote to change that.

The council wants more say in how the parish is run. It has been at odds with Fontenot since he took office in January.

It's made for a rocky year, with the council setting a record both for the number of meetings and the number of meetings in executive session.

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