The numbers are grim. Lafayette has sustained two consecutive years of rising homicides and gun violence. There aren’t any easy answers, but here’s a quick roundup of approaches
Architect Stephen Ortego proposes variations on the I-49 Connector plan that he argues are more city-friendly — and cheaper, too.
As tensions flared between Lafayette’s two city court judges, Odinet and Saloom, the Louisiana Supreme Court stepped in and appointed a special judge to serve as tie-breaker over administrative matters of the court.
We asked readers to weigh in. Here’s what they had to say.
1/18 Council Preview: Local redistricting process begins; $1M for golf carts; higher littering penalties; and new regs for scooter companies
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Lafayette has historically made public golf a top priority. Is that really a good idea?
The secretly executed cooperative endeavor agreement between LCG and a private businessman to provide security cameras for the city of Lafayette quietly died more than six months ago.
Vigorous advocacy has paid off, with skaters finally getting another public skate park. And a new private development is underway, too.
A majority of city residents feel like Lafayette is heading in the wrong direction. But non-city residents think we’re on the right track.
There is no longer any doubt. Judge Michelle Odinet used the n-word in a video of her family cheering a thwarted burglary attempt at their home.
Survey: Anxiety about jobs and housing high, but slim majority think Lafayette is on the ‘right track’
Traffic, economy, crime, Covid and education were the top issues residents cited in the quality of life survey developed by One Acadiana.
Racist video connected to Lafayette judge sows doubt in her impartiality, spurs reviews of cases before her
A defense attorney wants Michelle Odinet recused from cases, citing the video. Lafayette’s public defender is also reviewing cases before her.