Ahead of Nicholas, UL launched a beta version of a river stage forecasting model.
Hundreds of tenants in Houma were told without warning that they’re being evicted from their apartments due to storm damage after Ida.
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.
The picture of need is still very much emerging. But Lafayette’s lack of housing was well established before the storm.
8/17 Council Preview: Showtime for Guillory’s ARPA budget; flood control projects; COVID testing for LCG employees
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Readers want to see ARPA funds go toward keeping the city afloat (literally) and its residents housed.
Capital spending bill approved by the skin of its teeth; funding included for Moncus Park, Holy Rosary redevelopment and Bayou Vermilion flood control
The two houses finally approved a tediously crafted conference report on a $5 billion capital outlay bill for next year’s bricks, mortar and cement projects.
The $50 million announced last took pretty much everyone by surprise — even the Corps of Engineers. If the Corps dredges the river, it will be for navigation, not reducing floods.
While House members balked at concurring on Senate amendments to several important measures Tuesday, two Lafayette representatives moved to accept Senate amendments to three of their pet projects.
Legislative Roundup: Partial decriminalization of marijuana possession; environmental self-audits; abortion reporting; and more
Sprinting for the finish, the Senate blazed through some thorny legislation on marijuana, abortion rights and vaccine ‘anti-discrimination.’