They say 2021 is a brand new year. So far, that seems only technically true. The major national and local storylines have carried over from 2020 — coronavirus, the presidential election — but we still have a full year to change the narrative.
With Covid vaccines making their way slowly, there’s still plenty of time for parlor games. What in your mind will be the big Lafayette stories and/or questions of 2021?
Use the form below to make your a prediction, float a big idea or ask the essential question. Have fun with it. We’ll include our favorite answers in The Wire.
News + Notes
State freezes $15M in dispute over LCG retirement
Billed as a way to save millions, LCG’s withdrawal from the state municipal pension system has been a drawn-out, messy affair that’s now headed for court.
City Council passes Guillory investigation to legislative auditor
The council’s contracted auditor turned over its findings, which will remain confidential until and unless the LLA decides to release them.
Registration requirements likely for Lafayette short-term rentals
Requiring short-term rentals to register with the city is a likely compromise, but operators and opponents remain divided on restrictions like conditional permitting.