In the final days of her administration, former Gov. Kathleen Blanco
inked a deal for a $156 million increase in the contract with ICF
International to administer the Road Home program. Gov. Bobby Jindal asked that the state inspector general and the state legislative auditor to look into the details of the deal.
Now the Associated Press reports
that Jindal's administration has made good on $99 million to ICF. The
Citizen's Road Home Action Team had to file a Freedom of Information
Act request to learn about $59.6 million of the increase, and it took
the state six weeks to respond to the FOIA request.
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.