Mayor Jennifer Vidrine said the walking curfew expired April 11. It had been in effect for 60 days.
The walking curfew prohibits foot traffic in the city between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. She said every comment she heard from the public regarding the walking curfew was positive and it seemed to be helping to deter crime.
Police Chief Neal Lartigue said his officers still face problems where people continue to walk the streets at night, but overall the curfew has gone a long way to helping prevent crime in the city. He recommended the council renew the curfew for another 60 days.
The council also discussed a change in its anti-slabbing ordinance. Vidrine said the ordinance will read that jeans have to be worn at the waist and cannot fall more than three inches below the waistline.
Previously, the ordinance stated undergarments had to be visible to be considered a violation of the ordinance. A public hearing regarding this change will be held at 4:30 p.m. on May 9.