Leslie Turk

A founding editor of both The Independent and ABiz and senior editor at The Times of Acadiana in the 1990s, Leslie Turk has worked in the newspaper business in Lafayette for almost three decades. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Acadiana Advocate, Baton Rouge Business Report and Gambit. Contact her at (337) 207-4312 or [email protected]
News + Notes

Dozens of drainage projects underway while LCG develops a plan

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.

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Homewood Regional Detention Project

Judge rules against LCG in second expropriation case, orders halt on work at massive Homewood site

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.

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