Seven hopefuls have submitted their names to be considered when the council meets to appoint a replacement for District 6 councilman Bruce Conque. Conque
announced last month he would be leaving the council for a new job with the
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. The council will be appointing an
interim replacement for Conque at its Oct. 7 meeting. The appointee will serve
through April 4, 2009, when a special election will be held to determine who
will fill out the remainder of Conque’s term. Whoever the council appoints to
serve in the interim will not be allowed to run for the seat next spring. The
deadline for interested applicants was yesterday at 5 p.m.
The seven applicants include KVOL
program director and talk radio host Todd C. Elliott, attorney Judith Kennedy,
local sales rep Raymond Doré, retired oilfield executive Lewis Kellog, retired
businessman Richard Prevost, and Tsunami owner Michele Ezell. A final
application came in Monday from local attorney John Bernhardt, who’s also
chairman of the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee.
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.