Public records on council's agenda

The Eunice City Council will consider whether to adopt a city ordinance relative to retention of public records.

At their Thursday meeting to set the agenda for the Oct. 14 meeting, council members included the records consideration.

State law requires records be retained three years, and in some cases longer.

Cities under the Lawrason Act have the option of adopting their own policy, as long as it is not less restrictive than the state statute.

City Attorney Jacque Puche will discuss the matter at the Tuesday night session.

He said today his bringing it to the council is in part a result of reading that public records are allegedly not being retained by the mayor.

Alderwoman Chawana Fontneot also placed public records on the agenda. She said doing so was to give her an avenue to let the public know that Mayor Bob Morris' alleged non-retention of records is news to the council, which has no part of such a policy.

Morris through the City Clerk has said in response to public records requests that he no longer keeps correspondence to or from his office.

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