Discussions around deconsolidating Lafayette Consolidated Government aren’t just the academic musings of the chattering class. They’re about making local government more responsive to its citizens.
Currently, the biggest detriment to the library system is the overstepping of boundaries by these new untrained and politically motivated board members.
In a culture war attracting the national spotlight, activists have collided in an unlikely arena. Meanwhile, the library system’s once sterling financial health falters.
A local coalition reconciles past and present through ceremonies of land and history. This weekend, they remember the lynching of Louis Sinclair in 1896.
If you consider yourself a conservative, we want to hear from you.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the city and parish councils.
Multi-tasking is old hat for Ledet. But singing in Kouri-Vini is a new adventure.
Headlines in the last couple of weeks have put anti-Asian sentiment in the spotlight. How do they measure up with your experiences locally?
In a bid to boost low vaccine participation, Ochsner Lafayette General added 5,000 appointments and is pushing to grow awareness among those now eligible for vaccination. Via the Daily Advertiser:
The hospital system, which has been operating an appointment-only vaccine clinic in Lafayette’s Heymann Performing Arts Center, is expanding the clinic’s hours to now operate from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with Saturday operations in the works.
Musicians face the prospect of another year of lost opportunities, revenue streams and their social and professional identities
Racism against Asian Americans is a Lafayette problem, too
LCG is pursuing five massive detention projects to address flooding in Lafayette Parish. One project would convert a sugar cane field into a 200-acre pond. Detention ponds hold water during storm events, slowing flows to the river and other drainage channels. In the floods 2016, water overflowed out of drainage channels and into thousands of homes.
LCG made public necessity declarations for five parcels, freezing them from commercial development while studies are completed. KLFY reports that public works officials have reviewed 90 sites, narrowing the field to 20, including the five currently under consideration.