Lake Charles considers annexations

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Mayor Randy Roach's administration has been asked by the City Council to provide a map of unincorporated local areas in an attempt to renew efforts to expand the corporate limits.

Council President John Ieyoub requested the map this past week. Ieyoub said such areas would already have water and sewer service.

Ieyoub has been interested in annexing since he was voted to the City Council. The belief among policymakers is annexed areas would increase the city's population figures, provide additional service fees and assist property owners by lowering their insurance premiums.