The resolution authorizing the mayor-president to seek a deal with a private financier is before the Parish Council Tuesday night. M-P Josh Guillory said the approach could pay for a new jail without new taxes.
Guillory said he is asking the Parish Council to approve a resolution supporting a plan to replace the aging Lafayette Parish Correctional Center without raising taxes.
He is proposing a “public-private partnership model” which “does not call for the privatization of the jail. This will not be a private prison.”
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