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Housing development under construction with dirt covering sidewalks and no trees in sight

Is Lafayette’s development code working? 

Developers and residents alike say Lafayette’s codes let down both groups by causing heartburn for residents and giving false hope to builders.  

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Link to Louisiana’s latest special session: What to know (opens in new window)

The Legislature’s new maps create a second majority-Black district, a major win for civil rights advocates who have called for a map that more accurately represents Louisiana’s current demographics. More than one-third of Louisiana’s population is Black.

Lawmakers also approved a plan to move to a closed party primary system for Louisiana’s congressional, state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, Public Service Commission and state Supreme Court elections.