Lafayette’s annual budget season is here, and in just about a month the city and parish councils will be voting on how to spend hundreds of millions of tax dollars next year. Take a deep dive into the proposed budget with our updated explorer.
Lafayette’s city and parish councils are looking at $3 million worth of raises for fire and police employees plus a new approach to adjudicated properties Tuesday.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory’s proposed budget for next year is out, and our award-winning budget guide is updated with new info for LCG’s annual budget process.
News of the plan surprised some renewable energy advocates who expected LUS to replace the coal-sourced power with solar energy.
Source: Louisiana Illuminator
The City Council is set to vote on new rules for short-term rentals that operators oppose, and Mayor-President Josh Guillory is set to introduce his proposed budget for next year.
Lafayette’s City Council is eyeing two competing paths forward on short-term rentals like Airbnbs this week. One that would kick them out of much of the city, and another that solidify their statuin Lafayette.
Two years after a local agency stepped in to fund necessary sewer capacity upgrades in Downtown Lafayette, another fix is needed and a new plan is in the works.
LUS is set to get an $83,000 grant for five new electric car chargers under auto giant Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal settlement.
Sub-freezing temperatures are expected throughout Acadiana and Louisiana Thursday night through Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles. Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 20s Thursday and Friday night.
Under the new plan, water rates would increase 8% and sewer rates would increase 9.5% per 5,000 gallons with the start of the new fiscal year Nov. 1, 2022, and again in 2023 and 2024, Stewart said.
Source: The Advocate
LUS is asking for 3% increases in its base rate each year for the next two years. It is also asking to increase water rates by 8% and sewer rates by 9.5% a year for the next three years.
Source: The Advertiser
LCG’s last two budget cycles were mirror images. M-P Josh Guillory’s first budget was notable for its cuts, his second for its spending. And this one? Maybe a reckoning of the two.