Wallace Roberts & Todd, a Philadelphia, Pa.-based planning firm, is chosen by an LCG advisory committee to produce a comprehensive master plan for Lafayette Consolidated Government.
Additional site-specific sales and occupancy taxes to fund a four-star hotel and convention center for Lafayette have local Tea Party members in an uproar.
The four firms selected as finalists to produce a comprehensive master plan for Lafayette Consolidated Government are making their pitches until. 4 p.m. Thursday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
Purcell was recommended to lead the state’s colleges and universities through what a regents press release is calling a “a transformational period in the history of postsecondary education.”
Attorney Donald Fuselier, the only LHA board member retained by City-Parish President Joey Durel in the wake of a blistering audit of the agency, has resigned.
District 8 City-Parish Councilman Keith Patin has been taking a beating from the Tea Party of Lafayette for having an open mind on the creation of two proposed economic development, or TIF, districts at Kaliste Saloom Road and Camellia Boulevard. Now Patin wants to hear what his constituents have to say.
Members of the governmental affairs committees of both chambers of the Legislature, along with representatives from Lafayette’s legislative delegation, will outline the redistricting process at a public forum scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Acadiana Center for the Arts.
“Something that has frustrated me year after year ... has been the fact that as we do our budget process ... the two parts of the budget that are left unprotected disproportionately ... are higher education and health care, and that’s not right,” Jindal said.
An Alabama native with a doctorate in higher education administration, Dr. Jim Purcell served for a time in the mid to late ’90s as the director of planning and assessment at Our Lady of Lake College in Baton Rouge.
Lafayette Parish school system trying to cope with millions of dollars in additional retirement contributions and the end of $16 million in federal stimulus money
Any effort to reinstate three dismissed LHA board members could prompt a complete HUD takeover of the embattled agency.
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