We’ve seen promise all over our community, including efforts to tackle Lafayette’s mountain of blighted properties, its mounting fentanyl deaths, food insecurity and more.
An appeal court has ruled that Lafayette Consolidated Government abused its authority when it expropriated 372 acres of private land for the Homewood Drive Detention Pond Project.
The land on the Vermilion River was owned by Bendel Partnership and leased for farming.
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Sub-freezing temperatures are expected throughout Acadiana and Louisiana Thursday night through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s Thursday and Friday night.
With forecasted weather to be at or below freezing temperatures later this holiday week, Catholic Charities of Acadiana will enact a freeze shelter plan to ensure the safety of those experiencing homelessness.
Last week, a hearing was held in Lafayette on formal charges lodged against Odinet by the agency that handles complaints and discipline against attorneys licensed to practice in Louisiana.
The decision regarding discipline against her hasn’t been announced.
The Lafayette City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to defer indefinitely a resolution supporting and financing half of the proposed study. Instead, council members may hold town hall meetings to gather public feedback while the administration seeks proposals for sites available for a new performing arts center.
Source: The Advocate
Looking back, we uncovered a program plagued with problems: conflicts of interest, disregard for public accountability processes and a lack of proven need or efficacy.
While things have been looking pessimistic for youth retention, young folks say they haven’t given up on Lafayette just yet.
Volunteer-led groups, convened by Parish Proud, have made a big impact in cleaning up Lafayette litter.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Most costs will stay on LCG’s books. That turns the idea from a budget-saving blessing into a fiscal Hail Mary.
The latest economic output data indicates Lafayette is still in flux as it recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic. We’re gaining ground, but not as quickly as we need.