A majority of city residents feel like Lafayette is heading in the wrong direction. But non-city residents think we’re on the right track.
There is no longer any doubt. Judge Michelle Odinet used the n-word in a video of her family cheering a thwarted burglary attempt at their home.
Traffic, economy, crime, Covid and education were the top issues residents cited in the quality of life survey developed by One Acadiana.
A defense attorney wants Michelle Odinet recused from cases, citing the video. Lafayette’s public defender is also reviewing cases before her.
In the clip, which Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet confirmed to be in her home, witnesses jokingly toss around racial slurs while narrating home security footage of their efforts to stop a man from breaking into a car on their driveway.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Lafayette Parish schools on the whole saw a 2.7 bump in their performance scores, with just under half of the district’s campuses showing improvement.
After crashing from 2014-2016, Lafayette Parish’s GDP had shown signs of recovery. Then 2020 happened, blowing a billion dollar hole in Lafayette’s economy.
Supreme Court Justice: Do Ochsner employees ‘not have a choice’ to work elsewhere?
Looking back and looking ahead as 2021 winds down.
Vermilionville’s artisans survived multiple CEOs, museum directors, boards and mayors, along with their administrations. They are the voice of the village and what brings it to life. We must protect them.