The candidates running in the District 6 city-parish council race are going to bank on waging efficient campaigns. The first campaign finance reports filed by the candidates show little in the way of fund raising. Frontrunner Sam Dore is the only candidate to have any success in the department; his campaign reports raising $1,500 for the period from Jan. 1 through Feb. 23. Dore had $2,366 in his campaign account at the close of the reporting period. Max Jordan reports no contributions. However, he has personally loaned his campaign $3,230 and had $1,140 left in his campaign account at the close of the reporting period. Joe Riley reported no activity on his campaign finance report. For more on the relatively quiet race for the District 6 council seat, read “Three’s Company” in this week’s Independent.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
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.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.