2014 Proposed Amendments and 2015 Proposed Budget

LaPorte CPA Audited the Parish Government for the 2013 year.  Here is the audit for your review.

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Welcome to the Livingston Parish Council.

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The Livingston Parish Council is the legislative body, with the power to enact all ordinances and resolutions. Livingston Parish Council members are elected from nine districts, and the President is elected at-large, by all voters of the Parish. The nine Livingston Parish Council members act only by ordinance, resolution or motion. They adopt and may alter the annual budget and confirm the Livingston Parish President's appointments. The Livingston Parish Council is responsible for the appropriation and issuance of bonds. The Livingston Parish Council determines its own rules of procedure, and its meetings are open to the public.

Livingston Parish Council members are elected every four years. They are elected to geographic districts of roughly the same proportion of population.

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DECEMBER 6, 2014 - BALLOT PROPOSITIONS
(FOR THE HOME RULE CHARTER)

PROPOSITION NO. 1

Shall Article II, Section 2-13, subparagraph A of the Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana be amended to provide that any ordinance adopted by the Council be presented to the Parish President by the Council Clerk within seven (7) days after adoption, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays?

PROPOSITION NO. 2

Shall Article III, Section 3-09, subparagraph (A)(5) of the Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana be amended to clarify the authority of the Parish President to enter into certain contracts and to otherwise enable the Parish President to read “Sign contracts for projects, equipment, professional services and materials and supplies specifically identified in the approved operating and capital improvement budgets or as specifically identified by ordinance.  Contracts for projects, equipment, professional services or materials and supplies not specifically identified in the approved operating and capital improvement budgets or specifically identified by ordinance shall be submitted to the Council for approval prior to signature of the Parish President.”?

PROPOSITION NO. 3

Shall Article IV, Section 4-02, subsection (B) of the Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana be amended to  allow the Council to retain special attorneys to represent the Parish subject to the restrictions imposed by the laws and statutes of the State of Louisiana and further allow the governing authority to create a separate full-time or part-time Parish attorney’s office on a temporary or permanent basis in lieu or in addition to the District Attorney and create such a position or department and provides for its organization in accordance with the general provisions of the Charter?

PROPOSITION NO. 4

Shall Article IV, Section 4-03, subsection (A) of the Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana be amended to amend the job requirements for the Director of Finance and, in particular, to require experience in a governmental accounting position to read as follows:  “The Director of Finance, at the time of appointment, shall have a bachelor’s degree in accounting from an accredited college or university, and at least two (2) years’ experience in a responsible governmental accounting position or a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university, and at least three (3) years’ experience in a responsible governmental accounting position or an associate’s degree in accounting from a community college and at least five (5) years’ experience in a governmental accounting position”?

PROPOSITION NO. 5

Shall Article V, Section 5-02, subsection (B) of the Home Rule Charter of the Parish of Livingston, State of Louisiana be amended to provide that “upon the failure of the Parish Council to adopt a budget by the end of the current fiscal year, the budget for the previous fiscal year shall continue in effect for no more than six (6) months into the next fiscal year and expenditures shall be limited to no more than 50% of the amount appropriated for the prior fiscal year”?


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P.E.G. Channel Now Streaming

Since February of 2012, the Livingston Parish Council has been working toward a functioning Public Television Channel.  It's finally here.  Cable subscribers can find the Parish Public Educcational Government (PEG) Channel on Charter, (Channel 17), Cox (21) and Eatel (145) and Uverse (99).   Also find the television stream online by  clicking here.  Mobile app at  www.fptvonline.com


Livingston Parish Council Adopts Reapportionment Plan.

Click here to view the Public Notice.

Click here to view the Adopted LPC Ordinance 11-22 - ordinance splitting existing voting precincts & creating new voting precincts.

Click here to view Adopted LPC Ordinance 11-23 - ordinance delaring the nine Council District boundaries under the plan.

Click here to view PLAN 3A. Click here to view PLAN 3A Statistics.

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 1 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 2 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 3 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 4 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 5 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 6 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 7 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 8 Map

Click here to view Livingston Parish Plan 3A District 9 Map

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Livingston Parish Home Rule Charter

Click here to view the Livingston Parish Home Rule Charter.

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Livingston Parish Council Code of Ordinances

Click here to view the Livingston Parish Council Municipal Code of Ordinances.


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