Josh Guillory

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OPINION: Fueled by debt, Guillory’s budget proposes largest capital spending spree in city’s history

Mayor-President Guillory wants the City Council to approve a $406 million five year capital improvement program that would saddle the city with $180 million in new debt. Yet he hasn’t revealed plans, garnered public input, or addressed long-term maintenance liabilities for most of these projects. The City Council should tread carefully.

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Josh Guillory

Big money for infrastructure but not pandemic aid in Guillory’s proposed budgets

In two budgets proposed Tuesday, the Guillory administration showered funding on infrastructure and Downtown Lafayette. But in its rescue plan budget, the administration allocated little to no money for direct economic aid, housing or attacking the pandemic.

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