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Repairing the Image of the Lafayette Police Department

Repairing the Image of the Lafayette Police Department

LCG administrators think that the image of the Lafayette Police Department needs to be repaired while Kenneth Boudreaux, the most recent appointee of the Lafayette Fire and Police Civil Service Board, feels that a complaint filed by CNLA is ‘tarnishing’ the image of officers. What do you think? After 450 days is it finally time for the Civil Service Board to look into the internal investigative and discipline practices of the Lafayette Police Department?

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Procedural Jiu Jitsu

Procedural Jiu Jitsu

It’s true. The poisonous Denice Skinner has finally been excommunicated from the Lafayette Republican Party. Was it because she absconded with the party’s $35,797 Facebook asset? Yes, but there’s more. Here’s a timely update to our previous coverage of this issue.

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Is Moncus Park really 100% donor funded?

Is Moncus Park really 100% donor funded?

The “Horse Farm,” “Moncus Park,” or Lafayette Central Park are different names for the same place. Because the park has recently threatened to start charging for parking, we’ve been contacted by countless Lafayette area residents asking us to look into the park’s finances. Here’s what we found out.

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This Warrants Further Investigation

This Warrants Further Investigation

Gone are the days when police officers stood in front of a camera to ask for the public to help find criminals with active warrants. Today, the less the public knows about crime rates and active warrants the better it is for those in law enforcement leadership. While this may not be the case in every corner of Louisiana, it’s certainly true in Lafayette Parish. In fact, the Lafayette Sheriff is so tight-lipped that he won’t provide the public with even the most generic data: like a number of active warrants!

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Open letter to Lafayette’s downtown residents

Open letter to Lafayette’s downtown residents

“They aren’t telling you the whole truth. Those Downtown Lafayette folks who’ve been walking door to door and asking you to vote for their tax hike have left off numerous pertinent details.” Last week, I sent a letter to nearly every household in the Downtown taxing district. Today, I’m publishing it as an open letter for the benefit of our online transparency enthusiasts who reside outside of that district.

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April Showers, More Tax Dollars!

April Showers, More Tax Dollars!

With recent tax propositions being rejected in St. Landry and Evangeline Parishes area voters need to be ever vigilant about the methods and tactics politicians will employ to place taxes on low voter turn out ballots. We have told you about the upcoming DDA tax occurring during Festival International in downtown Lafayette on April 30, but why is no one talking about the Vermilion Parish tax hike election on the same day.

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