[StBernard] Four years later, still no hospital in St. Bernard Parish
Westley at da-parish.com
Wed Oct 28 18:03:33 EDT 2009
It seems that Council members who appointed themselves to boards and commissions, such as the HSD and HRQL, may be effected. I am assuming should this amendment fail, the Council members would remove themselves and appoint another resident:: Per recent Press Release on www.sbpg.net :
""Should the measure fail, the membership of council members on state authorized boards and commissions would be in jeopardy.""
Councilmembers are currently prohibited by Home Rule Charter Sec 2-06 (below) as follows:
PAGE 7 Home Rule Charter <http://www.scribd.com/doc/18610151/St-Bernard-Parish-Home-Rule-Charter->
CURRENT Sec. 2-06. Prohibitions. (a) A council member shall hold no other elected public office, appointed position in government service, or be a compensated official or employee of the parish government or any of its political subdivisions during the term for which elected to the council. However, council members may hold the positions of notary public, an officer in the military service, a member of a charter commission, a delegate to a constitutional convention, or a member of a political party committee. No former council member shall hold any compensated appointive office or employment of the parish government or any of its political subdivisions until one (1) year after expiration of the term of office to which elected. (b) Except as specifically provided in this Charter, neither the council nor any of its members shall appoint, remove, direct, or supervise any administrative officers or employees whom the president or any of his subordinates are empowered to appoint.
Summary 2538 “A council member shall hold no other elected public office or any compensated appointive office or employment of the parish government or compensated office of any state political subdivision until one year after leaving office. Appointments to boards and commissions are allowed as long as said appointments are not compensated”.
Copy Public Hearing Notice proposed amendment (may have to copy and paste)
Landry is mad at the Meraux Foundation for their part in selling land to the
apartment developers. He thinks this is
going to hurt the foundation's feelings.
Which is a good reason for not having anyone from the Council on the
Hospital District Board.
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