As Lafayette voters head to the polls Saturday to decide the mayor-president election, daylight has been hard to find between the two candidates on local issues.
Fix housing, commuting and make it easier to connect with Downtown, UL student survey shows.
After a lengthy delay, Lafayette’s City Council is set to vote Tuesday on contentious plans to convert the old J. Wallace James Elementary school into a mental health facility.
State officials want to divert the Louisiana Watershed Initiative’s third and final round of local project funding, potentially bypassing communities waiting to apply.
Lafayette’s first set of local rules for short-term rentals starts the clock on a momentous shift in how Airbnbs and the like will be allowed to operate in the city.
The council is scrambling to pass this year’s property tax rates after failing to override Guillory’s veto, which erased 15 millages totaling some $67 million in annual revenue over a total increase of less than 0.5%.
Lafayette’s Parish Council will vote Tuesday on overriding Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s veto of a small property tax bump.
With more than a quarter of Saturday’s voters now looking for a new candidate to support in the Nov. 18 mayor-president runoff, the race is sure to intensify in the coming weeks.
View a full map of how the race for mayor-president breaks down.
Lafayette is losing young people, but Downtown is poised to be a crucial asset in the fight to keep them here.
Lafayette lost more than 700 college grads under 25 from 2017 to 2021. Better jobs and lowering housing costs could reverse the loss.
Tax revenues are up for the City and Parish councils this year, and a vote is set for the city’s first short-term rental rules.