Our history is full of examples of how dreaming big paid off for Lafayette. But big dreams can distract from accomplishing small, important tasks.
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.
Traffic, economy, crime, Covid and education were the top issues residents cited in the quality of life survey developed by One Acadiana.
At the Vibrant Community Summit, presenter Quint Studer counted Lafayette’s blessings and warned against taking them for granted.
Diversity, social vitality and opportunity are big themes. A vibrant community is a place people from all walks of life are attracted to and can thrive.
What does it mean to have a vibrant community? A cool downtown? Great parks and recreation? A strong business sector? Access to opportunity? All of the above?