Agenda Item
Docket No. 21-348
Consent Opinion regarding a variance application submitted to the City of Hammond by Tracy Washington Wells while her husband, Devon Wells, served as an elected member of the Hammond City Council.
La. R.S. 42:1113A(1)(a) states no public servant, excluding any legislator and any appointed member of any board of commission and any member of a governing authority of a parish with a population of ten thousand or less, or member of such a public servant's immediate family, or legal entity in which he has a controlling interest shall bid on or enter into any contract, subcontract, or other transaction that is under the supervision or jurisdiction of the agency of such public servant.

La. R.S. 42:1102(2)(a)(vi) defines "agency," for public servants of political subdivisions, to mean the agency in which the public servant serves, except that for members of any governing authority and for the elected or appointed chief executive of a governmental entity, it shall mean the governmental entity. Public servants of political subdivisions shall include, but shall not be limited to, elected officials and public employees of municipalities, parishes, and other political subdivisions;

La. R.S. 42:1102(11) defines "governing authority" to mean the body which exercises the legislative functions of a political subdivision.
Adopt and publish the consent opinion.
Assigned Attorney: David Bordelon
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