The Lafayette Economic Development Authority has turned over the full list of applicants who met the July 14 application deadline for the agency’s top job, by far the highest paid position for a public official — potentially worth an estimated $450,000 in salary and benefits.
Projecting historically big increases in sales tax revenue, he is championing a quarter billion dollar increase in the city’s five-year capital outlay plan, including $132 million of new debt.
Language and access, not resistance, are big barriers to vaccines for Lafayette’s Latinos. ACLA’s solution is simple: knock on the door.
The Current has filed a public records lawsuit against the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and its president and CEO, Gregg Gothreaux, to compel the agency to turn over the more than 30 applications/résumés of candidates seeking to replace Gothreaux.
In two budgets proposed Tuesday, the Guillory administration showered funding on infrastructure and Downtown Lafayette. But in its rescue plan budget, the administration allocated little to no money for direct economic aid, housing or attacking the pandemic.
The lack of engagement might be forgivable if the proposal was amazing, but it’s not. We need to start over from scratch.
The bill fell two votes short of an override, with Lafayette’s delegation split along party lines.
Up for votes and discussion are a host of issues, including next year’s budget, how to spend the $83.5 million of fiscal recovery money, taking first steps to build a new jail, rezoning the Oil Center, investing $1 million in parks, and more.
LCG and the United Daughters of the Confederacy agreed to terms Thursday.
By memorializing queer social spaces of the past, artists Jacob Broussard and Emile Mausner have created a social space where generations of Acadiana’s LGBTQIA+ community can connect.
Surprising council members, the Guillory administration will introduce Tuesday a plan for spending $83 million in federal coronavirus aid.
The marriage that is consolidated government is crumbling before our eyes, with both the City and Parish Councils failing to follow the fundamentals of healthy relationships. Something’s got to change.