How to Participate in an LCG Council Meeting

Participation in local government produces better outcomes and promotes good governance.

Email or Phone the Council

Place Your Name on a List of Citizens in Support or Opposition of an Item

  • Submit your comments via e-mail to DoNotSpeakCM@lafayettela.gov
  • In your message, you must identify which Council meeting agenda you are calling about
    (City or Parish), then include the agenda item number, your name and your position (for or
    against)
  • Emails must be received prior to 5:00pm the day of the meeting
  • Citizens still have the option to reach out to their individual Council Member(s)

Speak on a Council Agenda Item During a Meeting

  • Public comments will be received via telephone at (337) 291-8428
  • To prevent a backlog, staff will begin taking calls at 2:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting
  • You must call in prior to the reading of the agenda item to be recognized
    When calling, only give your name, a call back number, and the agenda item
  • Once the applicable agenda item is read during the meeting, you will be called to speak, in
    the order that your request was received
  • The 5-minute rule will apply to hear you.

Appear in Person

Place Your Name on a List of Citizens in Support or Opposition of an Item

You can appear in person, fill out a blue card indicating your position of Parish council agenda item [INSERT AGENDA ITEM HERE] but you do not wish to speak, and give it to the city council clerk.

Speak on a Council Agenda Item During a Meeting

You can appear in person, fill out a blue card announcing your intent to speak, and give it to the city council clerk.

2020 Council Meeting Schedule

The Lafayette Parish Council & Lafayette City Council Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month.

Parish Council meetings are scheduled to start at 5:00pm and City Council meetings are scheduled to start at 6:00pm

READY TO JOIN?

We are an inclusive community of action and diverse thinkers. The opportunities to learn and make an impact are plentiful.