On December 17, 2019, the last regularly-scheduled meeting for the year of the Bogalusa City Council, Dale Branch presided over the process for the Council to choose a Council President and Vice-President for 2020. Mark Irvine, District E Councilman, was chosen as President. Danielle Keyes, District B Councilwoman was elected as Vice-President.
The president presides at meetings of the council; in the absence of the president, the vice-president presides.
The rest of the meeting was primarily devoted to a Public Hearing and the eventual Council approval of an Ordinance approving and adopting the City of Bogalusa Operating Budget and Capital Budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2020.