Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s proposal to rededicate $18 million in funds from the Lafayette Public Library to infrastructure will go before the city-parish council.
The proposal would move the $18 million in surplus to infrastructure projects in Lafayette, leaving the library with an $8 million surplus instead. The resolution was created by Robideaux and co-authored by councilmen Jared Bellard, Kevin Naquin, and William Theriot.
Tonight, the proposal will go before the city-parish council for approval. If the measure is approved, it will be placed on the May ballot.
Councilman Bruce Conque recently proposed an alternative plan to the $18 million rededication. Conque’s plan would only take $10 million from the library’s reserve fund leaving $16 million for the library to use for “future improvements and unexpected expenses.”
Read more on Conque’s proposal, here.
The council meeting starts tonight at 5:30 pm.