Dec 11, 2013 9:11 AM by AP

Lafourche council overrides budget vetoes

The Lafourche Parish Council reaffirmed its original intentions for the parish's 2014 budget by overriding all nine of Parish President Charlotte Randolph's vetoes of about $845,000 in projects Tuesday night.
The Courier reports most of the vetoes concerned recreation upgrades or facility improvements to parish organizations.
In her justification provided to each councilman, Randolph suggested the individual entities needed to provide their budgets and reasons why they needed the money.
Parish Administrator Archie Chiasson said that by overriding the vetoes the councilmen weren't guaranteeing the projects' future but just including them in the budget. The parish can't go forward with the projects until the legal concerns are answered.
Several councilmen felt it was still important to include the projects in the $68 million budget.

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