Agenda Item
Docket No. 17-180
Advisory opinion request of Mark Piazza, Mayor of Abbeville, regarding the elimination of the Airport Safety Director position.
The City of Abbeville (City) is the owner of a General Aviation (GA) airport known as "Abbeville Chris Crista Memorial Airport." The Mayor serves as the manager of the airport. The City has also provided a position of Airport Safety Director, which was previously filled by Mike Mouton. Pursuant to a lease agreement, the airport maintains a Fixed Based Operator (FBO), which runs the day to day operations of the airport facility. Vector Aviation, LLC, currently operates as the FBO for the airport.

The City now wishes to eliminate the position of Airport Safety Director and amend the FBO lease to require the FBO to perform the safety functions at the airport. The Mayor has indicated that the airport safety functions will be performed by a Vector Aviation, LLC employee other than Mike Mouton.

La. R.S. 42:1121B provides no former public employee shall, for a period of two years following the termination of his public employment, assist another person, for compensation, in a transaction, or in an appearance in connection with a transaction in which such former public employee participated at any time during his public employment and involving the governmental entity by which he was formerly employed, or for a period of two years following the termination of his public employment, render, any service which such former public employee had rendered to the agency during the term of his public employment on a contractual basis, regardless of the parties to the contract, to, for, or on behalf of the agency with which he was formerly employed.

Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: David Bordelon
2017-180 - Advisory Opinion Draft (3.7.17)
2017-180 AOR
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