The mayor-president is not a bad man, but his June “proclamation” is very, very bad.
LCG paid quadruple for the land it razed to knock down spoil levees on the Vermilion River and left one of the land’s owners out of the deal. It could spell more legal trouble.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
With sufficient funding and commitment, the 50-mile network of trails and paths could remake how Lafayette gets around.
The $3.8 million project, now the subject of a barbed federal lawsuit with St. Martin Parish, was top secret and may have violated public bid law with a peculiar contract arrangement.
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.
LCG employees and consultants delivered an overview of dozens of drainage projects before Lafayette’s City and Parish councils Tuesday night. Absent in the discussion was an issue playing out in the courts — whether LCG pursued such an aggressive program of construction according to a plan.
In court filings related to the public records lawsuit, the attorney for former interim Chief Wayne Griffin says her client was not fired for sexual harassment; a judge is weighing how much more information should be released.
Facing a federal lawsuit claiming its panhandling crackdown was unconstitutional, Lafayette is seeking to repeal portions of its panhandling ordinances.
Legal action on two detention ponds under construction hinge, at least in part, on whether Lafayette has a “comprehensive drainage plan.” LCG’s answer to that question is elusive.
Vacant and abandoned properties have metastasized in Lafayette. A robust redevelopment authority ought to be part of the solution, experts say.
LCG is once again at the state trough for the $60 million Bayou Vermilion Flood Control project currently halted by court order. LCG has asked for $23 million in the 2022 state budget, on top of $27 million awarded last year.