Public Service Commissioner Jay Blossman won't seek re-election. The Mandeville Republican has served for 12 years and qualified last week to run for a third term. According to The Times-Picayune, Blossman intends to spend more time with his family and help run his family's bank, Parish National Bank. The Mandeville Republican qualified last week to run for a third term in his district.
Last month, the State Inspector General said that Blossman may have violated state ethics codes when he wrote to approximately 230 motor carriers, who are regulated by the commission, on PSC letterhead, asking them to meet with an Acadiana Ambulance employee who was marketing a GPS product.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.