From the pages of the Crescent City American, August 1927.
City Clerk G. Fletcher Dodd has just received word that the recent Legislature had changed the name of the governing bodies of cities of the 5th and 6th class and that in the future the body now known as the City Board of Trustees would be known as the City Council.
The chairman of the board will be known as the mayor and the trustees will be known as councilmen.
Crescent City being a city of the sixth class, the above will affect this city and instead of the police officers being called just plain marshals, the man in charge or the head officer will be known as chief of police. The recorder will be known as the police judge.