How will you improve the conditions of our roads and provide accessible and more diverse transportation options like public transit and safe paths for bikes and pedestrians?
I believe this is a question for someone running for a city seat. I am running for a parish seat where to the best of my knowledge these items do not exist.
How will you improve access to community services, health care, housing and a better quality of life for the disadvantaged in our district?
How will you promote sustainable economic development on Lafayette’s Northside that diversifies industry and makes our economy more resilient?
What changes to the parish budget and tax structure will you consider to stabilize finances, meet state mandated expenses and invest in parish infrastructure?
"NEEDS before WANTS." I plan on reviewing the budget and looking at the current sales and property tax structures by possibly re-appropriating monies and adjusting millage rates. I do believe in cutting services if it is not a NEED. And I do not support raising taxes. I think if we do a review of the existing incoming dollars and take care of the NEEDS, we will eventually have monies for the WANTS.
How will you address blight, particularly widespread litter, the abundance of abandoned homes and adjudicated properties on Lafayette’s Northside?
These items have been a problem for a long time, and it will not be an easy fix. It starts with getting people to take pride in their community; when you have pride in or for something you tend to take better care of it.