This was in Baton Rouge Daily Business Report today:
"Metro Council Member Darrell Ourso says he is considering a new ordinance, modeled after a similar law in Jefferson Parish, mandating certain rules for Mardi Gras floats, such as no glass bottles, no smoking, no generators, required ladders, maximum heights and more. "We've been very fortunate that nothing has ever happened in the past," Ourso says, "but we still need these safeguards." Also on tap -- possibly -- are new fees for police overtime to provide security for the parades, as well as other outdoor events. "
New fees would mean higher float entry fees! How many years has Spanish Town paraded without Mr. Ourso's guidance???