Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-284
Request for an advisory opinion from Patrick Wright, Sr., an Alderman in Simmesport (Avoyelles Parish) who would like to volunteer to pick up trash and cut grass for residents in his district. Simmesport has a population of 2,161.
Patrick I. Wright, Sr. is an Alderman for District 3 in Simmesport. Mr. Wright would like to pick up trash and cut grass in his district at no cost or donations. Further, he would like to know whether private citizens can volunteer to help by signing a waiver with the Town of Simmesport.
La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) prohibits a public servant, or member of such public servant's immediate family, or legal entity in which he has a controlling interest from bidding on or entering into any contract, subcontract, or other transaction that is under the supervision or jurisdiction of the agency of such public servant.

La. R.S. 42:1123(30) provides that a public servant, a legal entity in which he has a controlling interest, or a member of his immediate family can donate services, movable property, or funds to his agency

La. R.S. 42:1102(2)(a)(vi) defines "agency" for members of any governing authority and for elected or appointed chief executive of a governmental entity, to mean the governmental entity.

Adopt the proposed advisory opinion draft.
Assigned Attorney: Greg Thibodeaux
2021-284 AO Draft _2 - Wright
2021-284 - Advisory Opinion Patrick I Wright