The one big question that Jordan forgot to ask and answer is, "Do the property owners that live on the street that is now named Martin Luther King Street want the name of their street changed to another name?" You can not have two MLK streets in Lafayette. It would be a nightmare for mail service, 911 calls, etc. If 51 percent of these property owners on the current MLK Street do not want to change the name of their street, the issue of changing the name from Willow Street to MLK is done with, over with, end of story.
I don't think Williams would have agreed to any compromise Durel would have come up with because Williams is like Burger King; he wants it "his way," and the word compromise is not in William's dictionary. Williams should quit wasting his time and energy writing on desks and making inflammatory statements. He should get a group of volunteers together to contact the property owners on MLK and see if 51 percent agree to change the name of their street. If they don't, then Williams needs to move on and do something good, useful and productive for Lafayette, instead of acting like a big bully and cry baby.
Williams has a doctorate; he should be able to do the math and see that his district got more money for roads than any other district. The facts don't lie. His actions are an embarrassment to Lafayette and the work of so many who are trying to improve the city to attract industry for new jobs that will benefit all of Lafayette's citizens. If you were an out-of-state businessman who came to Lafayette looking to expand your business, then you read the local papers and saw William's childish behavior and his name-calling when he doesn't get his way, what would you do? You would pack up your bags and get on the first flight out of Lafayette forever.
Chris Williams's attitude is a liability for Lafayette, not an asset.
Here's your daily look at late-breaking national and international news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday, December 06, 2013
Since Anthony Jennings and Brooks Haack were not expected to contribute until next year at the earliest, it seemed like a sneak peek at hidden Christmas gifts.
Louisiana National Guard personnel seeking benefits for same-sex spouses will have an easier time filing the requests, despite a state refusal to let its workers process the paperwork.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. "Apparently we like to bite on the double moves," Rivera said.
Computer hackers may have gained access to the personal information of thousands of Louisiana residents who use debit cards issued by JPMorgan Chase for three state agencies, authorities said Wednesday.
Jim Purcell, who has been in the job since February 2011, notified the Board of Regents about his decision at its monthly meeting.
Hushed plans for a commercial development along the Louisiana Avenue portion of the Holy Rosary campus put the future of longtime tenant EarthShare Gardens in jeopardy.
If a recent advertisement in The Daily Advertiser is any indication, speculation the local daily will be implementing the “Butterfly Project” could be more of a reality than the Gannett-owned paper’s top execs are willing to admit.
Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of No. 14 LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday, and LSU coach Les Miles confirmed the severity of the injury on Wednesday.
An ordinance to phase out a 2 percent rebate to Lafayette merchants for collecting and remitting on time sales taxes cleared the City-Parish Council by a 6-3 vote.
Louisianans are the fourth most likely to use profanity yet also the fourth most likely to be courteous. So, please, just kiss my a** ... if it’s not too much trouble.
The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority voted Tuesday to authorize two lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
A long night on the field in Seattle got even worse off of it, and now the Saints are operating on a compressed time-frame as they brace for surging Carolina with first place in the NFC South at stake.
Public school letter grades, teacher evaluations and student promotion won't be affected by Louisiana's shift to more rigorous educational standards for two years, the state's top school board decided Tuesday.
Vitter told The Associated Press that he is sending an email to supporters Wednesday and is in discussions with his family about the possibility.
The Ragin' Cajuns go for New Orleans Bowl three-peat, this time against the Tulane Green Wave, which is making its first postseason appearance since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002.
Louisiana has joined four other states in filing a so-called “friend of the court” brief in support of Mississippi’s lawsuit against the federal government over new flood insurance rates set to go into effect.
Kerry Wayne Bertrand was charged Monday for the alleged killing of his stepdaughter, Skylar Lee Credeur, a UL Lafayette chemistry major found dead in the bathtub of her family home in August.
Louisiana's state school board is considering a two-year delay for some consequences tied to the phase-in of more rigorous educational standards, called Common Core, at public schools.
The most anticipated game in the NFC this season was a laugher.
The attorneys for Busted in Acadiana administrator Chris Hebert got an extra 2.5 months Monday to prepare for their client’s felony trial, marking the third time the case has been delayed this year.
In an effort to ease tensions, Lafayette Parish Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pat Cooper is calling for board approval of two day-long workshops: one to address lingering questions caused by Act 1 of the 2012 Legislature, and a session focused on mending the tattered relationship between the board and administration.
Lafayette has so much going for it, and so much yet to do.
Has Louisiana found a way to hold the Corps of Engineers responsible for coastal erosion?
Children and grief