The numbers are grim. Lafayette has sustained two consecutive years of rising homicides and gun violence. There aren’t any easy answers, but here’s a quick roundup of approaches
A busy schedule finds the councils tackling another veto override. LUS customers could see a new annual charge on their bills.
Gun violence climbed substantially in 2020, and 2021 is currently on a similar track. Homicides overall are also up, though smaller than the size of the national spike. Lafayette police reassured community members this week that they are working to tamp down the violence.
An influx of spending related to hurricane recovery and federal coronavirus stimulus is masking a still struggling economy.
At the heart of the suits filed against Ochsner and Lourdes is the contention that with Covid vaccines, hospitals have done something new and overreached on civil liberties.
Just 43% of UL Lafayette students have had at least their first shot. University vaccine requirements are easy to work around.
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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.
Much of the spending in Guillory’s plan was of questionable eligibility, and the administration struggled to make the case for moving ahead now with so much uncertainty.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.