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  • City-Parish Council to Discuss Red Light Cams Tonight

    July 17, 2012 9:16 AM

    You could face stiffer penalties if you don't pay your Safe-Light Safe-Speed ticket. The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote tonight on several aspects of the program. The City-Parish Government is owed millions and they want to crack down and make people pay. Everyday traffic cameras capture drivers either... 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 »
  • Durel/Redflex to begin new contract negotiations

    April 17, 2012 11:05 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel gets the "green light" to start re-negotiating a contract with Redflex, but does that really mean a new beginning for SafeLight-SafeSpeed? "We need the lights," Jeffrey David said. "people are speeding through the red lights, and they could've caused an accident." David wants the... more »
  • The mysterious disappearance of Judice parking lot funding

    February 29, 2012 7:16 PM

    City-Parish President Joey Durel vetoed a plan to give Judice Park a paved parking lot. Here's the history of the project: In 2009, the City-Parish Council approved funding to pave Judice Park and Carencro Park for about $150,000. Durel vetoed that project but the council over-rode his veto. In... 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 Greyhound filed suit against LCG back in June of 2008, after the newly-seated council rescinded a zoning change approved by the outgoing council the previous fall.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 »
  • Councilman asks for transparency; Durel backs Redflex renewal

    September 14, 2011 11:32 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and Councilman William Theriot involved in a heated discussion about a contract with Lafayette Consolidated Government and Redflex Traffic Systems. Redflex provides the services for Lafayette's red-light and speed enforcement cameras and the fines are split between the the company and LCG. Theriot... 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 »
  • Joey Durel

    June 2, 2011 9:13 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, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. If you have a question for Joey Durel go to www.katc.com under the GMA tap... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    April 21, 2011 10:00 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, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. 1) From Jennifer Comeaux : I have noticed a lot of graffiti along establishments and... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    April 14, 2011 9:28 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, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. 1)From Donnie Landry: When, Where, and What time is the next paint disposal day ... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    March 31, 2011 10:43 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, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. Two questions (From Nicole Hannie and Angela Schneider) about 733: I live off 733.... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    March 17, 2011 10:50 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, please watch the video attached to hear the answers. 1)From Emile Miller: Can we change the floor plan for the new multifunction downtown post... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    March 3, 2011 9:31 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, watch the video attached for the answers! 1). From Sue: I would like to know when the city parish will incorporate a curbside recycling... more »
  • LHA Board: Out Again

    March 1, 2011 11:48 PM

    For the second time in six months, City-Parish Council has removed three Housing Authority commissioners from their posts. Joe Dennis, Leon Simmons and John Freeman appealed City-Parish President Joey Durel's decision to remove the trio after they allegedly held a closed meeting in October. Wednesday night, their appeal took more... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly GMA Visit

    February 24, 2011 9:31 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, watch the attched video for Mr. Durel's answers. 1) There is an abandoned utility pole at the corner of W. Gloria Switch and Beau... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly Visit

    February 17, 2011 10:12 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions.This week Joey Durel touched up on the State of the Parish address. If you have a question for Joey Durel go to www.katc.com under the GMA tap and click "submit Joey Durel... more »
  • Lafayette State of the Parish Address

    February 16, 2011 7:18 PM

    Hundreds of community leaders gathered today in Lafayette to hear City-Parish President, Joey Durel's, State of the Parish Address. He spoke about the city's many accomplishments. "We are very fortunate," he said. "We are in a community that is progressive. The economy is doing well, and we are lucky to... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly Visit

    January 27, 2011 8:30 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: Question 1: Why isn't recycling offered to Aurora Park Subdivision. People in Holiday gardens can recycle, why can't we? Question 2: When is... more »
  • LHA Board: "a government conspiracy"

    January 20, 2011 9:12 PM

    Housing Authority Commissioners say there's a conspiracy in Lafayette Consolidated Government. Three commissioners accuse five people of cashing in on the housing authority through tax credit properties. "So this is Mr. Becker tied to Ottinger who's Mr. Durel's attorney." Former Commissioner John Freeman said, pointing out the connections, "all these... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly Visit

    January 20, 2011 9:41 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: From Travis: Where exactly are my astronomically high City and Parish taxes being spent?
  • Williams: Durel, Hardy, Fuselier "lied" about LHA

    January 19, 2011 11:34 PM

    Former Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Chris Williams making accusations after auditors release their report on the Lafayette Housing Authority. Williams was accused of double-dipping because he held a full-time job at UL and was contracted to work full time with HUD's Disaster Housing Assistance Program. However, Williams said that contract was... more »
  • City-Parish President Joey Durel's Weekly Visit

    December 16, 2010 9:29 AM

    Parish President Joey Durel can be seen on GMA every Thursday around 6:40am to answer your questions. If you have a question for Joey Durel go to www.katc.com under the GMA tap and click "submit Joey Durel question"
  • Joey Durel's Weekly Visit to GMA

    November 11, 2010 9:44 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: When will the roads in Lafayette Parish be fixed? Landry Rd. from Dulles to S. Fieldspan is bad, you actually have to... more »
  • Joey Durel's Weekly Visit to GMA

    November 4, 2010 9:52 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: From Steve McMillan: Are there ordinances regarding open burning of tree limbs and cut grass in the parish in residential areas. What can be done... more »
  • 2010 Outstanding Individual with a Disability

    October 28, 2010 6:24 PM

    Lafayette Parish President Joey Durel honors Lacey Broussard as the 2010 Outstanding Individual with a Disability for Lafayette Parish. In a luncheon held today at the Robicheaux Center, Parish President Joey Durel awarded Lacey Broussard with the distinguished honor as the 2010 Outstanding Individual with a Disability for Lafayette Parish..... more »
  • Joey Durel's Weekly Visit to GMA

    October 28, 2010 11:00 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: From Michael Smith, When will Lafayette start selling CNG to the public? We hope to have the first CNG buses on the streets next... more »
  • HUD's plan for housing authority

    October 26, 2010 7:34 PM

    "I feel like the staff is in place and the processes are in place." That's the man the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is sending to Lafayette to help the housing authority get back on track, but how is he going to do that? Rodriguez says his only... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • "True Consolidation"

    April 9, 2010 12:10 AM

    As the future of the Lafayette City-Parish home rule charter is debated, consolidation and deconsolidation have become buzz words around the parish, but Thursday a new phrase entered the mix: "true consolidation." True consolidation would make the city of Lafayette and the five municipalities in the parish one entity. For... 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 »
  • A Long Awaited Transportation Center is a Big Win For Lafayette

    January 19, 2010 6:32 PM

    The ground breaking of the Rosa Park Transportation Center took place in Lafayette Tuesday. City-Parish President Joey Durel and City Parish Councilmembers met with shovels in hand to mark the fianl phase of construction. The project is something that has been in the works for more than 20 years. 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 »
  • Lafayette business man appointed to L.I.N.C.

    November 4, 2009 3:05 PM

    Andrew Perrin of Perrin & Associates Architecture was recently appointed by City-Parish President Joey Durel to be his representative on the L.I.N.C. (Lafayette in the Next Century) Citizens Planning Commission. Among the many goals, the L.I.N.C. Comprehensive Plan looks to improve direction and focus on current and future community needs,... more »
  • Kuwait-based Oil Executive In Town For LAGCOE

    October 26, 2009 6:30 PM

    City-Parish President Joey Durel welcomed Mohammad Husain to Lafayette today. Husain is the Vice-Chair for a Kuwait-based oil company and is in town for the Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition. LAGCOE is one of the largest energy trade shows in the country and this will be Husain's first trade show... more »
  • Local Faces Take Part In Boogie Nights At City Club

    October 23, 2009 11:07 AM

    Boogie Nights will be held at 8 o'clock tonight at City Club in River Ranch. The Lafayette Village People will perform at the event benefiting Habitat for Humanity. Performers include KATC's own Tom Voinche, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Terry Huval of LUS, Marcus Brown, Ben Berthelot, and councilman Keith Patin.
  • Safelight penalty to be reduced

    October 21, 2009 11:57 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A $25 SafeLight Lafayette penalty will be imposed when drivers turn right at a red light without coming to a complete stop. The City-Parish Council on Tuesday agreed to lower the penalty, which is $125 for drivers who run through a red light at intersections equipped... more »
  • The Rant: "Right on Red" Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 10:47 AM

    In the controversial issue of the red light penalty reduction, do you think the council made the right decision? Tell us what you think. Email your RANT to hoyt.harris@katctv.com and stay tuned to KATC and KATC.com when we air your opinion on our late edition.
  • Red Light Penalty Reduced

    October 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    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 »
  • LCG Votes on Vetoed Items

    October 21, 2009 8:43 AM

    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 »
  • 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 »
  • BBB 17th Annual Awards Program Finalist

    October 7, 2009 2:53 PM

    The Better Business Bureau of Acadiana celebrating 35 years of local service has announced their 17th Annual Awards Program Awards to be held on October 29, 2009. At this year's event Mr. Joey Durel, Lafayette City/ Parish President, will be our guest speaker. Mr. Durel is certainly no stranger to... more »
  • Rue De Belier is Open

    October 1, 2009 8:28 AM

    " A road like this right here is going to alleviate some traffic that would normally stack up at Ambassador Caffery and Johnston street. It gives people a way who are trying to get in that general area of town, but don't need to go to that intersection; a different... more »
  • Carencro to Host Durel's Listening Tour

    September 23, 2009 9:10 AM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel continues his listening tour today in Carencro. Durel's goal is to listen to what the people of Lafayette Parish want the community to look like 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. Tonight's meeting begins at 5:30 at The Hall on Gloria Switch Road.
  • Joey Durel Listening Tour: Youngsville

    September 21, 2009 2:00 PM

    Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel is continuing his listening tour this week. The next meeting will be held this evening (Monday, September 21) in Youngville. His goal is to hear what residents want their community to look like in the future. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30pm inside the Youngville... more »

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