Press Release: City-Parish President Joey Durel announced the selection of Acadian Monitoring Services, L.L.C. for Lafayette Consolidated Government's Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) system. Over twenty vendors from around the country responded to the RFP, and an internal team reviewed the proposals and made a recommendation to President Durel. The AVL... more »
This year, Abbeville has gotten a new building for their police department and a new chief too. Now, more changes may be on the way. Chief Tony Hardy says he's received complaints about some of his officers either speeding or not working while on duty. Now, he wants to "patrol"... more »
Council members worked well into the night deciding whether or not to pass or override items that Parish-President Joey Durel vetoed. Earlier this month the Lafayette Consolidated Council approved 420- thousand-dollars for pay increases at the fire department. Durel vetoed the pay raise and last night, the council went along... more »
The Lafayette City Parish Council is immersed in the budget tonight, voting on the items vetoed earlier this month by Parish President Joey Durel.
Durel vetoed the items for two reasons, he felt there was not enough discussion and not enough information. Tonight the council got an earful. Earlier... more »
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 »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A Lafayette City-Parish Councilman pushing for GPS tracking of all Lafayette Consolidated Government vehicles. Councilman Keith Patin said he's seen vehicles at a Lafayette bank several times in the past, especially on Fridays, as well as at other locations in Lafayette and even New Iberia. Lafayette... more »