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  • Youngsville Asks LCG to Repair Bridge

    July 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    The City of Youngsville made an unusual request to Lafayette Consolidated Government Tuesday night. Mayor Wilson Viator wrote the council a letter, asking LCG to pay for repairs on one of Youngsville's bridges. The mayor said the city doesn't have the money for the bridge project; this comes at a... more »
  • LCG: Public Vote on Traffic Cameras Shot Down, UL Horse Farm Sale Gets Green Light

    June 19, 2012 11:54 PM

    At Lafayette Consolidated Government's meeting Tuesday night, a public vote on Lafayette's traffic cameras hits a brick wall, while the purchase of UL's horse farm got the green light. Even though both outcomes were no surprise, the votes were still historic ones. You could call it a last effort... more »
  • S. College Rd Extension Finally Moving Forward

    April 19, 2012 10:45 PM

    An extension of Lafayette's South College Road is finally moving forward after years of delays. It's the third and final goal for Lafayette Consolidated Government, after Camelia Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue extensions were completed. City-Parish government has wanted to extend the road all the way to Kaliste Saloom for... more »
  • LCG: No Opt-Out for Smart Meters; Downtown Bar Levy Stays

    December 21, 2011 12:33 AM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government voted on two controversial issues at Tuesday night's meeting. The first big decision was a motion to eliminate an smart meters opt-out plan for LUS customers. The second vote centered on the controversial bar levy, which ended in a tie, ultimately keeping the levy in place. ... more »
  • LCG Budget Approved Despite Disputes

    September 27, 2011 11:22 PM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government has been crunching the numbers for next year's budget all summer. Even with the final vote Tuesday night, there was still more than one million dollars disputed among council members. Three main amendments were still on the table Tuesday. All were controversial topics and mostly being... more »
  • Residents Push LCG to Not be Annexed, and Win

    August 2, 2011 11:34 PM

    A group of Lafayette Parish residents pushed LCG, and Tuesday night they came out winners. At first, Lafayette Consolidated Government wanted to annex two subdivisions, Hernandez Heights and Walker's Lake, into Lafayette city limits. While most of Walker's Lake wanted to be annexed, most of Hernandez Heights didn't. And thanks... more »
  • LCG Votes to Remove Hernandez Heights from Annexation

    August 2, 2011 8:11 PM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government amended an ordinance that would annex two unincorporated properties into the City of Lafayette. Originally, LCG wanted both "Walker's Lake" and "Hernandez Heights" to be annexed into Lafayette city limits. But about 75% of residents in Hernandez Heights protested, saying they didn't want to be annexed into... more »
  • Vote to Split Lafayette Gov. Could Come in October

    June 4, 2011 10:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A proposal to replace Lafayette's consolidated city-parish government with separate governments for the city and the parish could go before voters as early as October. A charter commission formed by the City-Parish Council to explore changes in local government recommended in April that voters should decide... more »
  • LCG Charter Commission Favors Two Separate Charters

    March 28, 2011 11:52 PM

    The muddled future of Lafayette Consolidated Government is becoming a bit more clear, although nothing has been decided quite yet. Monday night the LCG Charter Commission did make a key decision on which proposal it would like to see go to a parish-wide vote, although nothing is set in stone.... more »
  • Lafayette to choose a Comprehensive Plan

    February 22, 2011 10:16 PM

    A City-Parish Advisory Board will study four plans this week, one of which will become Lafayette's "Master Plan." If approved by the City-Parish Council, the Master Plan will replace zoning ordinances the city has used for nearly 40-years. The plan will include steps to help traffic flow as the city... more »
  • Lafayette Charter Commission To Request More Time

    January 31, 2011 11:59 PM

    Monday night, the Lafayette Charter Commission voted to request an extension from the City-Parish Council. The commission, which is discussing possible changes to the home-rule charter, is currently working on a deadline of April 21st. By state law the commission would only be allowed a 9-month extension, but that's... more »
  • LCG Chief Information Officer Fired

    October 6, 2010 1:19 PM

    Lafayette Consolidated Government's Chief Information Officer has been fired. Keith Thibodeaux had been employed with LCG since 2005. The technology chief made an annual salary of $87,734. He was terminated Wednesday relative to his involvement in a New Orleans court trial involving kickbacks. LCG released this statement... more »
  • Lafayette Labor Day Waste Changes

    September 2, 2010 11:02 AM

    Allied Waste will not run their regularly scheduled Monday residential garbage and yard waste collection routes in Lafayette Parish in observation of the Labor Day holiday. All Allied Waste customers will receive garbage and yard waste collection the day following their regularly scheduled collection day during the week of Labor... more »
  • No Extended Terms for LCG Leaders

    August 31, 2010 9:52 AM

    The Lafayette Charter Commission decided not to vote for a one year term extension for the City-Parish Council and President. The idea was originally proposed to buy the commission some time to implement any changes they might make to the home-rule charter. Bruce Conque had originally proposed it, but took... more »
  • Consolidated Government Discussion Tonight

    April 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    Last meeting tonight at North Regional Library to discuss Consolidated Government. ----------------------------- Lafayette, LA ---City-Parish President Joey Durel announced a series of town hall meetings beginning next Monday, March 22 at locations throughout Lafayette Parish. The theme of the town hall conversation is Lafayette Consolidated Charter: Is it... more »
  • Lafayette Could Increase in Land Size If Council Approves Annexations

    April 5, 2010 9:43 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The city of Lafayette could increase in land size in the coming weeks if the city-parish council approves several annexations. The council will take introductory votes Tuesday on whether to annex four separate pieces of property into the city limits. ... more »
  • Lafayette Town Hall: City Parish Charter Vote

    February 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    Tonight, February 22, 2010, City Parish Councilman Keith Patin is hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss the upcoming vote on the possible repeal of the Lafayette Consolidated Government charter. Attendance is encouraged as the council is scheduled to vote on March 9, 2010. Patin has invited Bruce Conque with... more »
  • Lafayette council set vote on security fee

    February 16, 2010 8:24 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote this week on whether to scrap a security fee for downtown bars implemented last year. Councilman Brandon Shelvin is seeking to rescind a security fee the council imposed on downtown bars to help pay for a stronger police presence to... more »
  • LCG: Robley Bridge is open

    February 11, 2010 1:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department announced that the bridge on Robley Drive at the Broadmoor Coulee was opened to traffic today, as all but minor items of work are completed. The actual structure is a box culvert designed to be compatible with the future permanent... more »
  • Lafayette Consolidated Government has unveiled Code Enforcement Tracking System

    December 9, 2009 11:47 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Consolidated Government has unveiled its new Code Enforcement Tracking System to manage code enforcement and compliance activities in the Planning, Zoning, and Codes department and within the Environmental Quality Division in the Public Works Department. Previously, information from related cases was not easily tied together in... more »
  • Cajundome tax plan approved by school board

    December 3, 2009 2:06 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Parish School Board has tentatively approved a settlement that ends a dispute with the Cajundome. The school board spent about an hour in a closed meeting Wednesday discussing a proposal that would settle a lawsuit the Cajundome Commission filed against the school system... more »
  • LCG Receives 'Real Solutions' Award

    November 9, 2009 2:25 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Lafayette Consolidated Government has been named a recipient of the "Real Solutions" award by Hyland Software. In late 2007, LCG began implementing OnBase interprise-wide document imaging software in an effort to open up more government documents for easy public viewing, to save money by eliminating redundant paper copies,... more »
  • Council Set to Vote on Vetoed Budget Items

    October 19, 2009 11:41 PM

    Earlier this month Lafayette City-Parish President, Joey Durel, vetoed several items in the 2009-2010 budget. At Tuesday nights council meeting, council members will go item by item t discuss then vote on the vetoed items. The council's elimination of GPS tracking systems in LCG and Lafayette Utilities System vehicles was... more »

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