Exiting council members say it’s time to revisit a tax to pay for fire protection in Lafayette’s unincorporated areas, an idea rejected by voters in 2018.
Incoming M-P Monique Blanco Boulet is on a tight timeline to build a new administration before taking office in January.
Saturday’s race for mayor-president came down to who showed up, and this time the city of Lafayette was the clear decider.
After a contentious fight over minor increases to parish property taxes that, in part, funded rural fire protection, the Parish Council is reviving the fire issue Tuesday.
Watch live as results come in precinct by precinct in the race to be Lafayette’s next mayor-president.
Early voting turnout in the runoff election for mayor-president has been similar to October’s primary. But what’s not similar is who’s showing up.
As Lafayette voters head to the polls Saturday to decide the mayor-president election, daylight has been hard to find between the two candidates on local issues.
After a lengthy delay, Lafayette’s City Council is set to vote Tuesday on contentious plans to convert the old J. Wallace James Elementary school into a mental health facility.
Lafayette’s first set of local rules for short-term rentals starts the clock on a momentous shift in how Airbnbs and the like will be allowed to operate in the city.
The council is scrambling to pass this year’s property tax rates after failing to override Guillory’s veto, which erased 15 millages totaling some $67 million in annual revenue over a total increase of less than 0.5%.
With more than a quarter of Saturday’s voters now looking for a new candidate to support in the Nov. 18 mayor-president runoff, the race is sure to intensify in the coming weeks.
View a full map of how the race for mayor-president breaks down.