Lafayette Consolidated Government must turn over records of its investigation of a sexual harassment complaint against former LPD Chief Wayne Griffin. The Current Media and The Daily Advertiser sued LCG in February to compel production of the records, which LCG refused to turn over.Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser
Homewood’s primary effect is during smaller storms and is localized to the banks of the Vermilion River. That caps the number of homes likely spared from flooding.
Legal action on two detention ponds under construction hinge, at least in part, on whether Lafayette has a “comprehensive drainage plan.” LCG’s answer to that question is elusive.
Vacant and abandoned properties have metastasized in Lafayette. A robust redevelopment authority ought to be part of the solution, experts say.
We could see more activity in Acadiana from the service and manufacturing companies, but we’re still going to have higher prices, say two local economists.
Lafayette’s pace of moving hundreds of orphaned and blighted properties back into commerce has some convinced LCG isn’t really trying.
Bit by bit, LCG is tackling a frustrating and costly problem that has festered for decades. With well over 1,000 adjudicated properties on the rolls at any one time, there’s a long way to go. And for those who live next to the properties, resolution can’t come fast enough.
An advocate for Lafayette’s Black community from a young age, Prejean was instrumental in summoning public pressure to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Alfred Mouton from its perch in Downtown Lafayette in 2021. Prejean was 75.
The numbers are grim. Lafayette has sustained two consecutive years of rising homicides and gun violence. There aren’t any easy answers, but here’s a quick roundup of approaches
There is no longer any doubt. Judge Michelle Odinet used the n-word in a video of her family cheering a thwarted burglary attempt at their home.
Traffic, economy, crime, Covid and education were the top issues residents cited in the quality of life survey developed by One Acadiana.
Lafayette Parish schools on the whole saw a 2.7 bump in their performance scores, with just under half of the district’s campuses showing improvement.