Gonzales mayor, members denied request
GONZALES— Minutes after the Gonzales City Council meeting ended Monday night, a sheriff’s deputy served the mayor and members of the council with a lawsuit over a zoning request the council refused to approve earlier in the meeting.
State District Judge Alvin Turner Jr., of the 23rd Judicial District, had the lawsuit in hand in the event that the council denied his request for rezoning — which it did in a 3-2 vote earlier in the meeting.
The lawsuit requests a judge issue an injunction ordering the mayor and City Council to approve his zoning request.
In July, the Gonzales Planning and Zoning Commission recommended the council approve Turner’s request to rezone undeveloped property he owns between West Worthey Road and South Darla Avenue.