In town halls held this week, economic development emerged as the central tenet of incoming M-P Boulet’s vision for Lafayette.
Incoming M-P Boulet is holding three town hall meetings next week to gather input from the public on a trio of key local issues.
The investigation could force changes to the project to blunt its impact on the Black and low-income neighborhoods that will house it.
The Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Civil Rights, in a Jan. 18 letter, notified Lafayette resident Ann Burruss that her complaint of racial discrimination has been accepted for investigation.
Source: The Advocate
There’s no plan to improve the Evangeline Thruway before the I-49 Connector is finished. Advocates say the cost of waiting is human life.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Our history is full of examples of how dreaming big paid off for Lafayette. But big dreams can distract from accomplishing small, important tasks.
Architect Stephen Ortego proposes variations on the I-49 Connector plan that he argues are more city-friendly — and cheaper, too.
Most of the major decisions have been made, including some significant changes to the version approved by the federal government in the early 2000s. Whether the Connector can make good on lofty promises will hinge on decisions made in 2022.
The main contours of the elevated freeway have taken shape, with relatively little left to decide — except who will pay for the features purported to make it transformative.
Officials are working to pin down a revised proposal for the alignment and design of the Lafayette Connector by early 2022.
Lafayette’s conservative m-p on a range of topics, controversies and issues on the horizon.