Lafayette City Parish Council

News + Notes

The gist: As expected, Mayor-President Joel Robideaux vetoed a council budget amendment that would have kept $7 million in a project to complete Louisiana Avenue. Instead the money will go into a stormwater diversion fund he proposed at budget introduction. The council could override the veto with a six-member majority, an unlikely outcome. 

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News + Notes

The Buchanan garage problem

It’s a microcosm of the state of our current affairs — a parish asset, that’s really a liability, decaying from neglect with no solution in sight.

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News + Notes

Incivility in local politics

Despite the negative consequences to incivility in government, there are surprising and often ignored potential fringe benefits.

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