this is a link to to the presentation by attorney Charles Landry made referencing La. RS 33:9038.31 (et. seq)26 for the Acadiana Planning Commission in Feb. Here’s the link: http://planacadiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Panel-6-Landry-EDD-Presentation-Filling-the-Gap-February-6-2019.pdf27
Like Strong Towns, I don't support these EDD's. Because , like the add says, basically it boils down to the EDD's are summed up in the advertising by Mr. Landry's law firm
"Economic Development Districts = Tax Dollars to Developers"
In other words the private developers and property owners benefit from new sales taxes collected from the consumer. With no vote of the citizens. And in the case of Lafayette EDD's no notice or discussion on the plan that has been in place but keep secret until the very last 2 council meeting.