Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Special City Council Meeting Roll Call
Alexandria City Council rejects Cleco offer to settle dispute; trial is set for January
Town Talk staff
Alexandria’s governing body today shot down a proposal by Cleco Corp., effectively ending a try at mediation to settle a years-long dispute over past electricity transactions that might have shortchanged city ratepayers.
City Council members voted unanimously to reject Cleco’s settlement offer today after almost two hours of executive session, a closed-door meeting involving only lawyers and city officials.
Neither council members nor Mayor Jacques Roy and administration officials would say what was in the proposal, following U.S. District Judge Dee Drell’s gag order.
Now the city will ready itself for a trial with Cleco in January.
Originally published April 29, 2008
ALEXANDRIA CITY COUNCIL
SPECIAL COUNCIL AGENDA
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2008
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS – 1:30 P.M.
PERSONS DESIRING TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL SHALL INFORM THE PRESIDENT AT THE APPROPRIATE AGENDA ITEM.
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. ROLL CALL
C. EXECUTIVE SESSION TO BE HELD PURSUANT TO R.S. 42:6.1 (A)(2) ON THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
1) To hear from the City Attorney and Attorneys Craig Davidson and John Sharp on pending litigation and settlement matters concerning the matter of “City of Alexandria vs. Cleco Corporation, et al Docket #05-1121-A.
D. ANY OTHER BUSINESS WHICH BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT MAY PROPERLY COME BEFORE THE COUNCIL.
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