Content tagged “Election”

Ballot referendum to ban discrimination would only apply to city-parish employees

A referendum to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity that Metro Councilman John Delgado says he's aiming to get on the December ballot—if, as expected, the Metro Council votes down a so-called fairness ordinance next month—would apply only to city-parish employees and companies that do business with the city-parish. Daily Report previously reported that the referendum would mirror the controversial fairness ordinance, which would cover everyone in the city-parish and was deferred until Aug. 13 after four hours of heated debate at last week's Metro Council meeting. But Delgado says the referendum would be limited to the 5,000 or so city-parish employees and businesses that have city-parish contracts. According to the parish attorney's office, the city charter does not contain a provision for the calling of an election for the...

Monsour for mayor?

Though the election of Baton Rouge's next mayor is still nearly three years away, Walter Monsour says he has been approached by several business and community leaders about throwing his hat in the ring in 2016 and is giving serious thought to running.