Matthew Sias Jr.

Former Candidate for City Council District 1

Your Questions,
Answered

What will you do to provide more recreation programming for kids and seniors?

Matthew Sias Jr.

Our parks and rec right now have not have had any major renovations, and I believe as a city we need to reinvest back into parks and rec to secure the future of our youth. Which will eventually combat crime.

What will you do to move more public resources to repairing and improving roads and other infrastructure in our district?

Matthew Sias Jr.

We have major infrastructure projects that are underfunded right now, like Louisiana Avenue extension, University Four Corners, and St. Antoine Extension. My goal first is to take care of the projects that are already in place by reallocating funds to those projects.

How will you promote sustainable economic development on Lafayette’s Northside without inviting gentrification?

Matthew Sias Jr.

By first empowering the people of north Lafayette and creating higher paying jobs to help them purchase homes inside of our community.

How will you expand access in our district to vital community services like healthcare, good housing and healthy food?

Matthew Sias Jr.

As a young businessman I will attempt to enter a public partnership with a healthcare facility to bring some type of urgent care facility to north Lafayette. By placing adjudicated property with a land bank and forcing new development that will help our housing issue.

How will you address blight, particularly widespread litter, the abundance of abandoned homes and adjudicated properties on Lafayette’s Northside?

Matthew Sias Jr.

North Lafayette needs a large number of dump zones to cover the abundance of litter. Second, adjudicated properties need to go in a land bank with stipulations that it would not be a rehab but would become new affordable housing. Plans must be submitted and approved by a adjudicated property governing task force appointed by the Lafayette City Council.

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