Today, the first of several planned public events was held to discuss PlanLafayette.
The events, “Embracing the Parish,” were organized and hosted by the Acadiana Planning Commission.
Through the years, Lafayette Parish has exceeded population growth projections. With this trend expected to continue through 2030 and beyond, the day’s sessions will focus on the impacts of parish-wide growth, highlighting parish-wide economic resilience and drainage, officials say.
One session held today included mayors from each municipality within Lafayette Parish discussing their goals and accomplishments on issues such as infrastructure, economic growth and community development. The other session featured a discussion on Hazard Mitigation Grant Program drainage projects, and an introduction to the regional gauge network.
Organizers say the events are aimed at gathering public input. They say that all events will be posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lafayettecomprehensiveplan and http://lafayettela.gov/ComprehensivePlan/Pages/the-plan.aspx.