LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has voted to push the parish line a bit south into Vermilion Parish, a move with murky implications because Vermilion Parish officials have not agreed to shift the border.
The council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to approve the new boundary, a move that comes after an October vote by the council to back out of a 2002 boundary agreement with Vermilion Parish that was thought to have ended years of dispute over the parish line.
The Advocate reports Vermilion Parish officials have argued Lafayette Parish cannot legally back out of the old border agreement.
Councilman Don Bertrand contends that the boundary drawn as part of the 2002 agreement was based on incomplete research by the State Land Office.