Votes vary wildly at council meeting

By Jason Browne

Voting splits were all over the place during a contentious Plaquemines Parish Council meeting Oct. 11, with various ordinances narrowly passing, failing spectacularly or narrowly failing despite a majority voting in favor.

The biggest vote of the afternoon, in which the council voted 4-3-2 to maintain its lawsuits against more than 20 oil and gas companies, is covered in a separate story in this edition of The Gazette. The next vote upset Parish President Amos Cormier III so severely that he collected his things and stormed out of the meeting.


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