In a letter delivered to both councils, M-P Josh Guillory suggests deferring questions about his drainage projects to an auditor.
LCG’s budget is a vision statement and an action plan. What matters then, is what we believe our priorities should be. What are yours?
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.
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.
Lafayette Consolidated Government must turn over records of its investigation of a sexual harassment complaint against former LPD Chief Wayne Griffin. The Current Media and The Daily Advertiser sued LCG in February to compel production of the records, which LCG refused to turn over.Andrew Capps, The Daily Advertiser
Don Landry has demurred as a potential public corruption scandal brews, even as he placed a prosecutor linked to the investigation.
Homewood’s primary effect is during smaller storms and is localized to the banks of the Vermilion River. That caps the number of homes likely spared from flooding.
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.
The Guillory administration’s plans to declare two more private properties a “public necessity,” carving a legal path to seize the land for drainage projects, may hit a snag at tonight’s City Council meeting.