How will you address budget constraints in consolidated government, including the parish budget, from your position on the city council?
Candidate for City Council District 2
The “budget constraints” exist primarily in the Parish budget. The allocation schedule that defines who pays what for LCG must be adjusted to reflect fair and equal sharing of expenses. Currently, the city of Lafayette funds a disproportionate amount based on a formula that effectively determines what the Parish can afford to pay, regardless of benefits received.