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

Bryan Tabor
Bryan Tabor
Candidate for Parish Council District 1

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.

Keith Kishbaugh
Keith Kishbaugh
Candidate for Parish Council District 1

On blight, I have no clue, that would be for a scientist to figure out. Although, if you give me enough time, I will figure it out. Litter is an absolute disaster in this town. I would increase fines to where they mean something for littering, I would have penalties for throwing cigarette butts out of vehicles, and I would have government employees dedicate a reasonable amount of time to organize groups to clean up the litter. I would also put forth a volunteer community effort to take responsibility for certain areas/roads to be kept clean. As for the properties: I would like to lead an effort to pool investors to create a non-profit to systematically obtain these properties, improve them and then sell or lease them.