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.
The Lafayette Economic Development Authority has turned over the full list of applicants who met the July 14 application deadline for the agency’s top job, by far the highest paid position for a public official — potentially worth an estimated $450,000 in salary and benefits.
The Current has filed a public records lawsuit against the Lafayette Economic Development Authority and its president and CEO, Gregg Gothreaux, to compel the agency to turn over the more than 30 applications/résumés of candidates seeking to replace Gothreaux.
LCG committed Tuesday to shift $100,000 out of emergency funds currently dedicated to its business relief program and repurpose another $300,000 in regular housing program money to rent relief.
A national retail operator with a reputation for buying troubled malls and investing little in them bought Acadiana Mall in mid-January.