The $3.8 million project, now the subject of a barbed federal lawsuit with St. Martin Parish, was top secret and may have violated public bid law with a peculiar contract arrangement.
The population of the city of Lafayette may no longer make up the majority of the parish. That means our city is stuck without a full-time leader who is focused solely on city business and who is accountable to city residents.
Among the topline allocations are another $100 million down payment on the decades-old I-49 Connector project, a business lobby priority, and $25 million for a Heymann Performing Arts Center replacement
Documents released in a big win for public access shed some light on reasons for interim LPD chief’s removal.
At 82, the elder statesman of swamp pop gets his due on the big stage — with a little help from some legendary admirers.
Lafayette Consolidated Government must turn over records of its investigation of a sexual harassment complaint against former LPD Chief Wayne Griffin. The Current Media and The Daily Advertiser sued LCG in February to compel production of the records, which LCG refused to turn over.Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Don Landry has demurred as a potential public corruption scandal brews, even as he placed on leave a prosecutor linked to the investigation.
Moving at a breakneck pace, LCG has dozens of drainage projects in the works. It’s an immense capital program by local government standards, racking up a bill worth well over $100 million. We mapped them.
Festival International made me want to live in Lafayette. Every Festival since then has only reaffirmed that feeling. It will always hold a special place in my heart. But what makes Festival so special to me isn’t just that it’s one of the best music festivals on the planet. What makes Festival so special to […]
LCG employees and consultants delivered an overview of dozens of drainage projects before Lafayette’s City and Parish councils Tuesday night. Absent in the discussion was an issue playing out in the courts — whether LCG pursued such an aggressive program of construction according to a plan.
Taking aim at Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s broken promise and a conflict of interest for the project’s engineer, District Judge Valerie Gotch Garrett today ruled that LCG’s quick-take expropriation of Bendel family land for a massive detention pond project was improper. She ordered that work on the 270-acre tract “cease immediately” and assigned court costs to LCG.