The restaurant business has always been notoriously tough. Even more so in a place like Lafayette, where the bar has been set so high by so many establishments for so many years.
Lafayette has $28 million in federal coronavirus funds left to spend. It’s one-in-a-lifetime money that could do a lot of good.
Federal data shows Lafayette’s economy is behind a billion dollars. We can’t afford to be complacent.
Boulet’s next few months are going to be all about prioritizing which mess to clean first.
The mayor-president and council think the parish doesn’t need more tax revenue. They’re making the same costly mistake we’ve made for decades — in the name of politics.
Lost in accusations of corruption is a more basic accounting of the mayor-president’s performance. In short, he doesn’t measure up.
At $60 million, funding for superparks and other recreation projects represents Lafayette’s largest economic development investment since LUS Fiber. It may not pay off.
No one was asking for a new city courthouse. That means we’re paying a high public premium to subsidize a private development.
City residents are disenfranchised by a budget-making process that prevents the City Council from fulfilling the duties we elected them to perform.
Don’t sit on the sidelines. A chance at shaping Lafayette’s future costs just $300.
Downtown is enjoying important momentum. We can’t afford to let that stop.
With unprecedented funding has come unprecedented spending. But there’s no such thing as a one-time capital project, because there are always ongoing maintenance costs.