PORT ALLEN — City Attorney Victor Woods told the City Council on Wednesday he has not yet hammered out with state officials details needed to get a Sunday night bar closing proposition on the Oct. 22 primary election ballot.
The City Council voted last month to allow residents to decide whether bars and nightclubs should be forced to close at 10 p.m. on Sundays.
The city’s proposition is identical to a measure the West Baton Rouge Parish Council has already placed on the Oct. 22 ballot.
Both propositions include language stating that if voters approve a mandatory Sunday night closing time, it would not apply to Super Bowl Sunday, a Sunday followed by Memorial Day, Labor Day, the Fourth of July, New Year’s Day, or if the Fourth of July falls on a Sunday.
If the city fails to get its proposition on the October ballot, Woods said, council members would have to vote again to send the issue to voters before the proposition could be placed on the Nov. 19 ballot.
Other topics taken up by the council included:
PROPERTY ANNEXATION: The council decided to hold a public hearing during its Sept. 14 meeting to get input on a parcel of private property the city is trying to annex.
The city has gotten consent from the state and from the property owner to move ahead with the property transfer, city officials said Wednesday night.
The land in question is 192 acres along La. 76 west of the city limits.