How will you ensure that public resources are provided equitably and promote opportunity for minorities?

Jon Liprie
Jon Liprie
Candidate for Parish Council District 3

Public resources should be available equally to all regardless of race, income or zip code. I agree there should be equal access to contracting opportunities. I also agree with the coalition out of North Lafayette that “Doing nothing is not an option.” There is an amazing opportunity to redevelop North Lafayette and improve the first impression driving down from I-10. I will work with the new Mayor-President as well as any elected representatives from the affected areas.

Jeremy Hidalgo
Jeremy Hidalgo
Candidate for Parish Council District 3

I have a track record of fairness in my personal life and as a school board member and will promote equal opportunities and fairness for everyone.

Josh Carlson
Josh Carlson
Candidate for Parish Council District 3

As a member of the parish council, I will represent all people equally.

Mike Davis
Mike Davis
Candidate for Parish Council District 3

I am a firm believer that government has a responsibility to provide a range of basic services such as education, health, water supply, and sanitation that facilitate and promote human well-being and economic progress, and this is a belief I will bring into the Parish Council. However, ensuring effective and equitable public service delivery does not mean our city needs more resources; it simply requires our government to target its spending where money is needed most and ensure that the money spent is actually reaching the facilities where these public services are provided to the people. Otherwise we risk our money “getting lost in red tape” by being allocated to things such as administrative or other miscellaneous expenses that do not directly benefit the people. I will place increased accountability on our front-line service providers for responsiveness to the communities they serve and establish performance metrics to both monitor and motivate our public workers to ensure that our desired results are achieved.

Regarding improving opportunities for minorities, this begins with improving the quality of public education and our population's access to it in high-risk or socioeconomically disadvantaged areas such as the Northside. Improving the quality of and access to public education in these areas is a feat that will require resource investments by our local government into these areas to facilitate this desired development. While areas such as the Northside are not in my district, their performance directly affects my district, so this is a topic I will take head on as our entire region will benefit from our general population having more access to quality education. Northside’s current economic situation is the culmination of generations of poor resource allocations on behalf of LCG and LPSS, and these effects are far-reaching.