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  • Durel rails against consolidated government

    August 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - City-Parish President Joey Durel is railing against Lafayette's consolidated form of government, telling a committee exploring city-parish finances recently that he could not support any future tax proposal without changes to the current structure of local government. Durel, who is serving his third and final term,... more »
  • Durel to Council: City of Lafayette Pays More Than Fair Share of Parish Budget

    July 26, 2012 11:45 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel had some tough words for the LCG Council Wednesday night as the administration introduced next year's proposed budget. Durel brought up a new issue at the meeting, saying he believes the City of Lafayette is paying more than it's fair share of the entire Parish... more »
  • Lafayette To Sever Relationship With Broussard

    May 16, 2012 12:17 AM

    City-Parish President Joey Durel wants to cut some ties with the City of Broussard. He made the announcement at Tuesday's City-Parish Council Meeting. "...unlike the other municipalities in Lafayette Parish, the administration of the City of Broussard has chosen to engage in an ongoing battle with the City of... more »
  • Greyhound Settlement Pending Council Approval

    September 22, 2011 12:28 AM

    Pending approval by the Lafayette City-Parish council, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) has tentatively reached a settlement with Greyhound Lines. Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall. The new council took... 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 »
  • Housing Authority Members Back on Board

    October 15, 2010 4:56 PM

    Three Lafayette Housing Authority board members who were ousted from their position, are back on the board. Judge Ed Rubin handed down that decision today. Joe Dennis, John Freeman, and Leon Simmons appealed their dismissal by City-Parish President Joey Durel. Durel says he let all but one board member go... more »
  • Coulee Project Vetoed

    October 14, 2010 7:20 PM

    The $800,000 Anslem Coulee drainage project is put on hold, for now. The project would have provided some relief to residents in Lafayette Parish's District 9, who say the coulee brings problems like mosquitos and flooding. Councilman William Theriot, who represents the district, added the line item on September... more »
  • Weekly Visit from Joey Durel

    October 14, 2010 10:01 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions. This week Joey Durel answered the following question: From Mike Collado: Why is the Camellia widening at Johnston Street taking so long, and why can't we work on projects like that... more »
  • Lafayette Housing Authority Hearing

    October 12, 2010 1:18 PM

    The Lafayette Housing Authority hearing wraps up in Judge Edward Rubin's courtroom today after just a few minutes. During the 10:30 a.m. hearing, both sides submitted evidence. Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel was not present. City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger was there in his place. Durel had been ordered to appear... more »
  • Neighborhood Cleanup Day Planned for Lafayette

    October 11, 2010 6:25 PM

    This weekend, Lafayette residents will have the opportunity to clean up their homes and neighborhoods in a community-wide event. The "Community Pride" Neighborhood Clean-Up Day will be held this Saturday. The Clean-Up Day is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Residents of the city and unincorporated areas of the... more »
  • LHA meeting flops

    September 30, 2010 8:08 PM

    Three former LHA commissioners held a public meeting on Thursday as if they were never removed. "There's a pending issue," LHA Attorney Daniel Stanford said. "Three of the individuals are filing a petition in district court that they are in fact board members." A *pending* issue that didn't stop John... more »
  • Ask Joey Durel

    September 30, 2010 10:10 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions. This week Joey Durel answered the following questions. Find out the answer in the video: "Mr. Durel I recently took a trip to Tyler Tx. and was pleasantly surprised at the... more »
  • LHA Assistant Director driving under suspended license

    August 31, 2010 7:19 PM

    More controversy swirling around the Lafayette Housing Authority. KATC learned the Assistant Director has been driving a government vehicle with a suspended license. This is the latest in a series of stories KATC has uncovered since an audit found more than $400,000 of mishandled funds. Here's a short history: Auditors... more »
  • Housing Authority update: Protest in support of board; questionable expenses

    August 30, 2010 7:33 PM

    A protest at the Lafayette Housing Authority Monday defended the actions of LHA board members. This comes after a recent audit found more than $400,000 in misused funds. Nearly a dozen protesters made their opposition to Parish President Joey Durel's decision known. They want six African American housing authority board... more »
  • Protesters Call for Durel's Resignation

    August 30, 2010 1:55 PM

    KATC has just left a press conference where protesters are calling for the resignation of Parish President Joey Durel. The group was speaking in support of the Lafayette Housing Authority and board members who were recently let go. They say Durel's decision to replace a majority of the board was... more »
  • Housing Authority scandal: Where's HUD? Exec. gets $55,000 raise amid DHAP height

    August 27, 2010 7:36 PM

    Board positions with the Lafayette Housing Authority are still up in the air... following an audit highlighting questionable payroll practices. City-Parish President Joey Durel is still waiting on commitments from two candidates. He now expects the board to be ready by Tuesday... questions still surround HUD and who... more »
  • Housing Commissioners ousted after audit

    August 18, 2010 7:45 PM

    Three Housing Authority commissioners received a letter in the mail. It told them they are no longer to report to commission meetings and will no longer be needed by the Housing Authority. The letter was signed by Parish President Joey Durel. The move comes after an audit discovered "mishandled... more »
  • Durel: Three Removed From Housing Authority

    August 18, 2010 11:11 AM

    Press Release: City-Parish President Joey Durel today announced that he has exercised his authority and has removed three Commissioners from the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Lafayette, Louisiana. City-Parish President Durel stated, "Although the Housing Authority of Lafayette is not a unit of the... more »
  • Message from Joey Durel About LUS Fiber

    August 3, 2010 2:49 PM

    Message from jJoey Durel: I wanted you to see the Fiber commercial out on TV now. I believe this is just the first step in reminding us all of how important Fiber is to Lafayette's future - and why it is so important. We are a unique community of families,... more »
  • Durel Proposes Buying Horse Farm Property

    July 29, 2010 7:50 PM

    Press Release: The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider a proposal to purchase about 100 acres on Johnston Street from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for ultimate use as a public park. City-Parish President Joey Durel offered the plan during a special joint meeting of the Council and Lafayette Public... more »
  • Joey Durel Will Appoint Another Person To The Charter Comission

    July 15, 2010 12:34 PM

    Parish President Joey Durel will have to appoint another person to the Charter Comission. Yesterday he announced Mike Hefner would be filling the role after Councilman Randy Menard asked to be removed. The problem is Hefner is an elected official and can't serve on the commission. The commission will be... more »
  • Parish President Joey Durel Goes Back to Washington

    March 23, 2010 1:56 PM

    Press Release: In the same month that he was asked to speak by the Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation for Lafayette’s “Fiber to the Home” initiative, City-Parish President Joey Durel has been invited back to Washington, DC to discuss broadband at Google’s headquarters in the nation’s capital.... more »
  • Joey Durel Plans Town Hall Meetings To Talk Deconsolidation

    March 17, 2010 2:37 PM

    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 working for you, why or why not? The meetings will be held throughout the... more »
  • News Conference January 18, 2010 at 11 a.m.

    January 17, 2010 11:12 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel in conjunction with Festival International and Le Centre International de Lafayette will hold an 11 a.m. news conference Monday, January 18, 2010 (tomorrow) at the Martin Luther King Center to announce a benefit concert to support relief efforts in Haiti.
  • Lafayette History

    November 13, 2009 9:48 AM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel recently wrapped a series of listening tours. Hhe wanted to know what vision Lafayette residents had for the hub city in 10... 20... or 30 years. But as one wise man said, in order to figure out where we're going, we must remember where we've... more »

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