Lafayette Councilman, Kenneth Boudreaux, is sponsoring a resolution before the council Tuesday, that would suspend residential waste and recycling pickup on the federal holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If approved by a majority of the council, the suspension of service would go into effect for the 2020 holiday. The holiday is observed by Lafayette Consolidated Government, whose employees get the day off. Boudreaux’s resolution however would impact a private company, republic services, which contracts with LCG for waste and recycling pickup.
Boudreaux notes in the resolution that Dr. King was in Memphis in 1968, supporting striking sanitation workers when he was assassinated.