Don't everybody jump up at one time." Louis Gruntz, advisory board chairman.
Maybe the Jefferson Parish Charter Advisory Board will stir up more public interest on Thursday, when it holds the second of two hearings this week on proposed charter changes prompted by the Aaron Broussard's corrupt administration. Six minutes after opening its West Bank public hearing Monday night, the board closed it because of a missing key element: The public.
"Don't everybody jump up at one time," Advisory Board Chairman Louis Gruntz said after opening the meeting up for public comments in the Jefferson Parish General Government Center in Gretna.
Except for a smattering of parish employees, the seating in the parish council chamber was empty.
The only business the 11 board members completed was approving the board's previous meeting minutes and, under the agenda's "Old Business" section, clarifying wording of a proposal barring the parish president and council