LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Government will continue paying an annual subsidy of $500,000 for operations at the Cajundome and Convention Center, money that the administration argues is an investment in economic development and quality of life. The council voted 8-1 Tuesday to renew a contract with the... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette voters could be asked as early as April to approve a new half-cent sales tax dedicated to funding the police and fire departments. The Advocate reports the City-Parish Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to put the measure on an April 21 ballot.... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council is set to vote Tuesday on whether to stop collecting a fee charged to downtown bars to help pay for a special weekend police detail. The possible repeal of the fee comes after several downtown bars have stopped paying it and are... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The City-Parish Council has approved an ordinance allowing Lafayette Consolidated Government to purchase the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Horse Farm to convert into a public park. The council approved the final ordinance Tuesday allowing the issuance of certificates of indebtedness to spend up to $6... more »
Bikers in Scott are helping a local charity.
Saturday, the "Rig Riders Motorcycle Club" donated 75-hundred dollars to help the elderly in need. Representatives from the Lafayette Council on Aging's "Meals on Wheels" were on hand at Cajun Harley Davidson to accept the donation.
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has approved borrowing $26 million to pay for some long-neglected roads and bridges in rural areas of the parish. About $10 million of the money will be used to replace bridges, some of which have already been closed, and $16 million will... more »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council will once again take up a proposal to ban go-cups and other open alcoholic containers, two weeks after defeating the measure in a 5-4 vote. No major changes have been made to the ordinance, which would prohibit such containers in downtown Lafayette... more »
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 »
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has voted to ban go-cups and cruising from two areas of the city. Any open containers of alcohol would be barred from the Surrey Street corridor and downtown Lafayette, where police say nightlife has led to traffic and safety problems. The cruising... more »