The gist: Robideaux has about $43,000 in his war chest, according to The Advocate. At this point during his 2015 bid for office, he had $335,000. He’s widely seen as vulnerable to a challenge, a somewhat rare occurrence for an incumbent mayor in Lafayette.
Voters demand flexibility and quick responses, but representatives are hamstrung in their ability to divert dedicated funds.
Lafayette faces existential challenges that, mishandled, could derail it for a generation.