Council sets record for meeting

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 15, 2008


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE – Residents of St. John Parish intending to tune in to Tuesday’s council meeting a little late might have ended up missing the entire proceeding.

The meeting came to order at 6:30 p.m., and adjourned at 6:46 p.m. – a whopping 16 minutes.

St. John Public Information Officer Buddy Boe attributes the quick work to the open lines of communication Parish President Bill Hubbard has with each council member.

“We are just trying to make sure everyone is on the same page before the meeting starts, so that no one is caught off guard,” said Boe. “This administration does not believe in airing out the parish’s dirty laundry on television to the public.”

Boe said that since the beginning, Hubbard has been committed to efficient operation of parish business, so that problems can get solved as quickly as possible.

“It’s like Bill said when he took office: the us versus them mentality is over,” said Boe. “There is a great deal of cooperation between the administration and the council.”

Boe said the previous standing record for quickness was a meeting that ran roughly 18 minutes, but was not sure when it took place.

“I’ll say it was a long time ago,” said Boe.