The battle between the city of Lafayette and the city of Broussard will continue after a judge ruled to bring the issue to trial. Broussard is suing Lafayette over allegations the hub city unreasonably annexed land into city limits. Officials in Broussard agree they did it legally, but without any good reason. The properties in dispute, particularly Plantations Oaks subdivision, already get services provided by Broussard and officials in Broussard want the land annexed into their city. But after listening to both sides, Judge Conque denied Lafayette's request for a summary judgment and ordered the case go to trial. Lafayette City-parish president Joey Durel said the one thing that the city of Broussard can do right now to show they are good neighbors is to resolve this issue and to stop spending tax payer dollars. Durel hopes if Broussard drops their lawsuits both cities can hopefully mend their relationships. Amy Jones, the city of Broussard spokesperson, says Lafayette isn't the only city who wants to resolve this issue. That Broussard wants this to be brought to a resolution as quickly as possible. President Durel plans to appeal Judge Conque's ruling, hoping to settle this outside of court. The disputed land remains in the unincorporated areas until the issue is resolved.
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