Agenda Item
Docket No. 19-362
Request for an advisory opinion from Roddy Bergeron a potential candidate for Lafayette City-Parish Council relative to a possible ethics conflict concerning his employment with Enterprise Data Concepts, LLC.
Roddy Bergeron is contemplating running for Lafayette City-Parish Council. Mr. Bergeron is employed as the Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Data Concepts, LLC (EDC). Mr. Bergeron has no ownership interest in EDC, and is a regular, salaried employee.

EDC is a privately owned IT managed service and solutions provider. Since 2015, EDC has performed one sales transaction with the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court's Office. On May 29, 2018, an invoice was generated by EDC to the Lafayette Clerk of Court for support of VMware, software currently being utilized by the Clerk of Court.

La. R.S. 42:1111C(2)(d) prohibits a public servant from receiving compensation for services rendered to or for a person that has or is seeking to have a contractual, business or financial relationship with his agency.

La. R.S. 42:1102(16) defines "person" to mean an individual or legal entity other than a governmental entity, or an agency thereof.

Adopt the proposed advisory opinion.
Assigned Attorney: Greg Thibodeaux
2019-362 AO Draft _2- Bergeron
2019-362 Request for Opinion