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  • 2013-2014 LCG Budget Unveiled

    July 26, 2013 12:39 AM

    City Parish President Joey Durel is proposing a $598 million budget, which is up $17 million from last year. Some of the highlights include a %2.5 pay increase for LCG employees, something that hasn't happened in more than two years. The budget also includes some cost-cutting measures, for taxpayers, including... more »
  • Gag Order Still in Effect for Parties Involved in LPD Lawsuit

    September 14, 2012 6:56 PM

    The gag order a federal judge has placed on the parties involved in the lawsuit against the Lafayette Police Department and Lafayette Consolidated Government is still in effect. Nine current and former Lafayette Police Officers who are suing their superiors and local government appeared in federal court today. As... more »
  • 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 »
  • Sunbeam waste facility thrown in the trash can

    October 19, 2011 12:14 AM

    The completion of a waste transfer facility on Sunbeam Lane in Lafayette is now in jeopardy. City-Parish Council voted to ban any new waste transfer facilities in Lafayette Parish, including the one currently being constructed on Sunbeam Lane. The ordinance, proposed by Councilman Brandon Shelvin, specifically targets the Sunbeam... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Officials Say LCG Employee Fired After Placing Hidden Camera in Bathroom

    July 18, 2011 8:01 PM

    A Lafayette Consolidated Government employee is without a job. After a co-worker makes a shocking discovery while using the men's room. It happened at the Department of Planning, Zoning and Codes in Lafayette, where Jefferey Larcade worked as a planner for 13 years. Officials said Larcade hid a camera... more »
  • LCG Employee Arrested

    July 17, 2011 8:44 PM

    Jeff Larcade works for Lafayette Consolidated Government as a planner in the department of "planning, zoning and codes." He's facing charges of video voyeurism. Police were called yesterday to the Clifton Chenier Center on West Willow Street. That's where an employee discovered a camera, duct taped to the inside of... 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 »
  • Household Chemical Day is October 30th for Lafayette

    October 26, 2010 5:36 PM

    Lafayette residents can safely dispose of their household chemicals and select electronics during "Household Chemical Day" from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday October 30, 2010 at the Cajun Field parking lot. The entrance will be set up at Gate 4, along Congress Street. Driver's licenses will be checked for... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • LGC: Non-Profits will Receive Funding Again

    September 30, 2009 10:08 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Twenty-three nonprofit organizations that received funding from Lafayette Consolidated Government this year will receive funding again in the 2009-10 fiscal year that begins November 1. The Lafayette City-Parish Council voted 6 to 3 Tuesday to approve funding for all agencies for a total of $452,723. The... more »

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