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      RS 40:416     


§416.  Public hearings to create regional or consolidated authority or increase its area of operation

A.  The governing body of a parish or municipality shall not adopt any resolution authorized by R.S. 40:411 or 413 unless a public hearing has first been held.  The governing body shall give notice of the time, place, and purpose of the public hearing at least ten days prior to the day on which it is to be held, in a newspaper published in the parish or municipality, as the case may be, or, if there is no newspaper published therein, in a newspaper published in the state and having a general circulation in the parish or municipality.  On the date fixed for the hearing, an opportunity to be heard shall be granted to all residents of the parish or municipality and to all other interested persons.

B.  In determining whether dwelling accommodations are unsafe or insanitary the governing body of a parish shall take into consideration the safety and sanitation of dwellings; the light and air space available to the inhabitants of such dwellings; the degree of overcrowding; the size and arrangement of the rooms; and the extent to which conditions exist in such dwellings which endanger life or property by fire or other causes.

Acts 1997, No. 1188, §1.

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