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Q&A with Geoff Daily

Economy and budget columnist Geoff Daily hosted a live text-based Q&A session Friday, June 26. Here are his answers your burning questions about Lafayette’s economic outlook.

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LETTER: White friends, love is not enough

Every time something awful and important is happening in the world, I see them. They rise like unsightly blisters as I scroll through my social media: Let’s flood Facebook with POSITIVITY instead of NEGATIVITY! Or  Love everyone, even those who look different from you, pray different from you, and VOTE different from you. (Vote is […]

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Parks & Rec employee put on administrative leave same week Boudreaux was pushed out

The gist: A Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department employee was placed on administrative leave the same week longtime Director Gerald Boudreaux tendered his resignation after a heated discussion with Mayor-President Josh Guillory the morning of June 2. The employee later returned to the office but has since been temporarily suspended.

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LGH pauses community testing, updates St. Martin Parish testing info

No public testing will be done from Thursday, June 18, through Sunday, June 21. Testing will resume on Monday, June 22, in Catahoula Park and is open to Louisiana residents of all ages who wish to know if they have the novel coronavirus.

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Council Preview: Sewage, drainage, budget snafus and changes to parks

The gist: This week’s council meetings include a number of items that will tee up bigger projects and decisions to come affecting everything from sewer capacity and Vermilion flooding to how the budgeting process will work and how parks will operate.

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