Tuesday's meeting of the Lafayette Consolidated Council will be all about education, as the board is expected to enter into an agreement with the Lafayette Parish School System to create a Joint School Planning Committee. The genesis for the committee came through a proposal made by the Community Coalition and the League of Women Voters. The group will have one representative each appointed by City-Parish President Joey Durel, the LCC, Superintendent Burnell Lemoine, the school board, and by the city councils of Broussard, Carencro, Duson, Scott and Youngsville.
The council will also hear presentations on safe routes to schools, after-school programs, joint use of recreational facilities and other topics related to sharing resources between city-parish government and the school system.
The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the City-Parish Council Auditorium.
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.