With a hastily completed application, LCG met a Nov. 1 capital outlay request deadline, asking the state to help fund a $127 million replacement for the Heymann Performing Arts Center in the next budget cycle.
The long-discussed plan to build a new performing arts center in Lafayette may be taking shape. Attached to the proposal is a $100 million price tag funded by state capital outlay and a 1-cent sales tax in the city of Lafayette.
Thomas Glover Sr. says Guillory brought him in to remake LPD — and silenced publicity about it. Community members now fear his modest progress will be reversed.
The committee charged with finding Gregg Gothreaux’s replacement repeatedly broke the state’s Open Meetings Law, leaving the public in the dark about the entire process.
The Lafayette Economic Development Authority has turned over the full list of applicants who met the July 14 application deadline for the agency’s top job, by far the highest paid position for a public official — potentially worth an estimated $450,000 in salary and benefits.
The Current has filed a public records lawsuit against the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and its president and CEO, Gregg Gothreaux, to compel the agency to turn over the more than 30 applications/résumés of candidates seeking to replace Gothreaux.
After a roughshod search, the Guillory administration appointed LUS Fiber’s first-ever independent director, moving forward with a hire against the advice of its expert consultant.
In the short time since he took over the department, Glover has made waves. Chiefs often find themselves in conflict with unions. But the relationship between Glover and the Police Association of Lafayette, so far, is combustible.
Months after the Louisiana Public Service Commission decided to “close the door” on allegations of overpayments from LUS to LUS Fiber, the Guillory administration insists Fiber owes the utility system a refund.
The gist: Personal protective equipment manufacturing is coming to Broussard, a project one economic development professional says may be “bigger than Amazon,” a reference to the fulfillment center the mega e-commerce retailer has under construction in Carencro.
The day of the vote itself, the mandate lost official support from a group of physicians affiliated with both of Lafayette’s hospital systems.
The gist: A local emergency mask ordinance that last week seemed headed toward passage is stumbling.