- 2022 Gay City Proclamation
- 2021 Gay City Proclamation
- $1.5 MILLION for private apartment complex
- $4.2 MILLION to build a Racetrac Gas Station
- Did not oppose a 1% sales tax and a 2% sales tax increase in the Holy Rosary Institute Economic Development District
- Did not oppose a 1% sales tax and a 2% sales tax increase in the Northway Economic Development District
- Did not oppose a 2% sales tax and a 2% sales tax increase in the Trappey Economic Development District
- Did not oppose a 1% sales tax and a 2% sales tax increase in the University Gateway Economic Development District
- Voted in favor of an ordinance transferring adjudicated property to SUN CHDO and/or Chris Williams
- Voted to Appoint Kenneth Boudreaux to Fire and Police Civil Service Board
No fiscal impact?
That "no fiscal impact" box always seems to be ticked on ordinances coming out of local government. Whether or not they actually believe there will be no fiscal impact remains to be proven. We've seen it so very many times, that it was finally time to take a really good look at one of these. Turns out we were right. It's just another unnecessary project, another bridge to nowhere, another taxpayer funded boondoggle.
Lafayette’s Downtown Shakedown
If Anita Begnaud has her preference, you'll never find out that smack in the middle of Festival International she'll be asking downtown for a fifteen-year, fifty-percent (for now) property tax hike. If approved, the new tax will collect $447,840. However, a whopping ninety-five percent (95%) of that money, will be going to pay "operational expenses," such as salaries and operations; with the lion's share (96%) of that going straight to employee compensation.
VICTORY for Transparency: Lafayette Opens the Books
On January 26th, the Guillory administration made a surprise announcement, launching the "online budget interactive tool." The ever-expedient press quickly printed the official notice, but none of them mentioned that it was Citizens for a New Louisiana that's been...
Unprecedented 8% tax increases on Tuesday!
On Tuesday, September 1, 2020, the City and Parish Council agendas include unprecedented tax increases of around eight-percent (8%). What makes this unique isn't the amount of the increase, but that, for the first time in the history of the Lafayette councils, they...
Battle for the heart of Lafayette’s Republican Party
On July 11, 2020, Lafayette Democrats and Republicans will go to the polls for the Presidential Preference Primary. In addition to selecting who will represent their party in the upcoming Presidential election, up for grabs is the heart and soul of the Lafayette...
Yes, Josh Guillory can stop the taxing districts
Many regular readers will remember that the council introduced five new tax districts on November 19th. That was only THREE-DAYS after they were re-elected on November 16th. After all, they couldn't very well have announced their intention to immediately raise your...
Team Carlee’s revenge?
Reminder: red text links to source material. No one expected that the Lafayette Republican Party would be the point of the spear in Lafayette's recent Mayoral race. That's because their engagement was far and above what any local party has attained across the...
CAUGHT! Lafayette council violated public notice laws
Update: The City-Parish council has now successfully called two special (emergency) meetings to finalize these taxes just days before their term expires. One is set for January 2nd, and the second for January 3rd. The inauguration of the new councils...
Merry Christmas – New taxes move to final approval on Friday!
Update: it appears that Bruce Conque has canceled his request for an emergency meeting to ram through these new taxes. Just like we saw with the two-week vote on "fix the charter," the delay is due to Bruce's favorable votes crew not being available to attend the...
This is NOT reapportionment
While the council may have previously reapportioned by ordinance (per state law) when the voters in a precinct exceed 2,200, or fall below 300. Neither of those things have happened here, therefore this does not fit the definition of reapportionment. We delved...