Lafayette Consolidated Government’s latest annual audit identifies a slew of new issues that Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s administration says do not need to be addressed.
The City and Parish councils deferred action on establishing a new public records policy to work out kinks. The administration has signaled willingness to go along with the changes.
The Current was billed more than $900 for a pair of requests filed last month. According to LCG’s new policy, not yet published, the invoice must be paid before digital copies of the documents are turned over.
The firm’s creation, timed as LCG fuels a local construction boom, creates a minefield of potential conflicts.
The population of the city of Lafayette may no longer make up the majority of the parish. That means our city is stuck without a full-time leader who is focused solely on city business and who is accountable to city residents.
The committee charged with finding Gregg Gothreaux’s replacement repeatedly broke the state’s Open Meetings Law, leaving the public in the dark about the entire process.
Efforts to overhaul Louisiana’s tax system have picked up steam with little time to waste. Other bills are withering.
All seven seats are now filled on a committee to study what city residents get out of Lafayette’s peculiar form of consolidated government. Five members were appointed for each district, directly by the relevant council member. And two more were appointed at-large by vote Tuesday night.
Here is the full list:
- District 1 — Joseph Catalon, landman
- District 2 — Mark Pope, former LCG environmental services manager
- District 3 — Roddy Bergeron, IT executive
- District 4 — Jan Swift, attorney and former director of Upper Lafayette Economic Development Foundation
- District 5 — Tina Shelvin Bingham, executive director of McComb Veazey Neighborhood
- At large — Stuart Breaux, former assistant city-parish attorney
- At large — Bill Leyendecker, retired LCG parks and recreation manager