After a contentious fight over minor increases to parish property taxes that, in part, funded rural fire protection, the Parish Council is reviving the fire issue Tuesday.
Lafayette has spent big money on drainage projects for years, but it’s not clear how much that work was worth.
Landowners who were paid to accept dirt from an LCG drainage project now have environmental problems and, potentially, big cleanup bills.
More than a year after a judge halted work on a troubled detention pond, LCG aims to restart the Homewood project.
The $11.5 million agreement did not remove all of the hurdles before the project, which has likely already cost taxpayers tens of millions and has not been shown to meaningfully impact flood risk.
The owners of hundreds of acres seized for a massive detention facility are pursuing damages from Lafayette Consolidated Government.
This week, Lafayette’s councils will take a final vote on requiring bars to close up shop at midnight on Mardi Gras day.
While the Guillory administration is confident the situation will resolve, it’s unclear how — and how soon.
LCG will consider shutting down alcohol sales at midnight on Mardi Gras day.
For a flood project, LCG targeted land that was easy to get — because it was repped by City-Parish Attorney Greg Logan.
In yet another unusual twist in the Guillory administration’s drainage program, the state is holding up funding because Rigid Constructors bought property to keep digging detention ponds after a district judge forced it to move locations.
…issues with the project and LCG’s payment requests have caused the state to lock up the funding, leaving $22 million worth of reimbursements requested by LCG unpaid until the state government’s questions are answered.
Source: The Advertiser