Lafayette’s celebration remained steadfast when area MLK events dwindled, and even faded away. This year offers an opportunity to reflect on what the slain civil rights leader’s legacy means in wake of the recent insurrection at the Capitol.
The gist: Early signs of another surge are spurring warnings from health officials and the governor, who have renewed calls for Louisiana to take the pandemic seriously. But in Lafayette, Mayor-President Josh Guillory has stood down mitigation efforts, leaving undermanned state and health personnel to deal with the problem without local help.
Mayor-President Josh Guillory had an uneasy time explaining an email he sent to council members Tuesday morning claiming longtime Parks & Recreation Director Gerald Boudreaux would be “announcing his retirement from LCG soon.”