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Lafayette library surplus rededication goes before council

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 18:59:28-05

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.