Ahead of Nicholas, UL launched a beta version of a river stage forecasting model.
Lafayette’s city and parish councils made minor changes to the administration’s budget, approving the mayor-president’s spending plan and revenue projections unanimously.
Hundreds of tenants in Houma were told without warning that they’re being evicted from their apartments due to storm damage after Ida.
The committee charged with finding Gregg Gothreaux’s replacement repeatedly broke the state’s Open Meetings Law, leaving the public in the dark about the entire process.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers put a stop to spot dredging almost as soon as the City Council funded it in May. Only $500,000 of the millions budgeted have been spent since.
This commits more than half of the city of Lafayette’s federal allocation to projects that do not address the pandemic or its economic impact.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils. To see the full agendas, check out the links below.
With a set of vetoes, the mayor-president has boxed the City Council in again, setting the stage to spend city money without their approval.
The picture of need is still very much emerging. But Lafayette’s lack of housing was well established before the storm.
Hospitals in the Acadiana region caught a much-needed breath, with Covid patient loads easing ahead of Hurricane Ida, freeing up capacity to take in patients from elsewhere in the state.
Coordination and public resources have fueled a scaled-up approach in Colorado Springs, a city on the radar of those working on the issue Lafayette.
The roles have reversed from the 2020 budget cycle, and now the City Council ought to play budget hawk.