March 16, 2010 06:32 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 17 March 2010 A weighted vote could be the salve that soothes our consolidated sores. The breathless deconsolidation talk that swept Lafayette began Feb. 1 when a charter committee advanced an ordinance that would ...
March 9, 2010 07:30 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 10 March 2010 For elected officials, the intersection of public and private is wide. This week's column pains me to write. I prefer lighter, more cumulus fare to the slate-gray miasma that has blown over my desk. I ...
March 2, 2010 07:46 PM
Written by Walter PierceWednesday, 03 March 2010 Jefferson Street Market's closure doesn't bode well for our historic downtown. Businesses go out of business all the time. It is as prosaic to the life cycle of commerce as a sale or a receipt. So it ...
Feb. 23, 2010 07:52 PM
The needs of our public school system far exceed the public's interest. As deconsolidating Lafayette Parish and the funding mechanism for downtown security grab our attention and our headlines, an equally big story involving a huge chunk of our fiscal ...
Feb. 17, 2010 03:54 PM
The ind.com is new and, we believe, improved I've learned two things over the last few months about launching a new Web site: Don't do it unless you're committed. The process promotes gray hair. Last year, probably during the summer - it's a blur ...
Feb. 9, 2010 07:53 PM
Ain't gonna happen - not yet anyway - and here's why Ultimately it will be the voters of Lafayette Parish - city, unincorporated, smaller municipalities - who will decide whether to chuck the city-parish charter and return to dual city and parish ...
Feb. 9, 2010 03:05 PM
The INDsider has just learned that Melanie Lewis Edwards, director of Lafayette Consolidated Government's Community Development Department, announced her resignation, in French and English, to a group of co-workers in a tersely worded e-mail Friday. The ...
Feb. 2, 2010 08:02 PM
It’s Saints Nation versus a corporation as the ‘Big Game’ approaches Enough already! Players call it the No Fun League because of the $5,000 fines levied for such egregious infractions as droopy socks and untucked jerseys. Who Dat Nation got ...
Jan. 26, 2010 09:42 PM
Smart growth is a green blueprint for Lafayette’s future There is an undercurrent of class envy in some quarters toward developments like River Ranch. And, indeed, most of the real estate in the traditional neighborhood development is beyond the ...
Jan. 19, 2010 09:27 PM
Don’t let the bad press fool you; our CBD is moving forward. For most of us in Lafayette, downtown is a clearly defined area bounded by Johnston Street, University Avenue, Congress/Second streets and the railroad tracks. For the purposes of zoning ...

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