Lafayette hopes to resume hauling off junked cars - KLFY News 10

Lafayette hopes to resume hauling off junked cars

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Government could soon begin hauling junked vehicles from private property after halting the practice six years ago when a law aimed at the eyesores was challenged in court.

City-Parish Attorney Michael Hebert told the council Tuesday the city's legal department is now putting the final touches on a revised junked vehicle law that should pass legal muster.

In 2007, when the old law was last enforced, city-parish officials had reported tagging about 1,600 vehicles for removal, with city-parish government towing away about 25 cars and trucks after property owners refused to remove the vehicles.

The Advocate reports the law was challenged by George Phillips Jr., who filed a lawsuit in 2007 to contest the city-parish government's seizure of four seemingly inoperable vehicles parked on rental property he owned.

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