Kenner Set To Pick New City Attorney This Week

KENNER, LA (AP) — The Kenner City Council will consider appointing Leigh Roussel as the city attorney to replace Mike Power, who is leaving to join Jefferson Parish's government.

         Roussel is now the deputy city attorney.

         The New Orleans Advocate’s Ramon Antonio Vargas reports the council on Thursday also will consider hiring outgoing Assistant Parish Attorney Renee Hatch Aguilar to assume some of the duties Roussel has been performing.

         After he is sworn in as Jefferson Parish president on Wednesday, Kenner Mayor Mike Yenni anticipates that the Parish Council will approve hiring Power — Kenner's city attorney since last year — as the parish attorney, replacing Deborah Foshee.

         Roussel has been working in the Kenner City Attorney's Office since it was created in 2006.

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