City-Parish President Joey Durel begins a series of seven town hall meetings tomorrow night at the offices of The Daily Advertiser at 1100 Bertrand Drive.
The town hall begins at 6 p.m. and will conclude by 8:00 p.m. In addition to a short presentation, residents will have an opportunity to ask their questions of Mr. Durel.
The presentation will focus on many of the conversation topics in the State of the Parish Address, held last month. The more intimate format will give Lafayette residents an opportunity to have their own questions answered.
The topics residents can expect to hear more about include the comprehensive planning process that is winding down, annexation possibilities between Lafayette and the small towns to help Parish Government, consolidation issues that can be tweaked, the airport proposal, and the creation of a public health millage by combining existing millages, along with the continuing discussion of a new performing arts center.
“We have a lot of positive momentum in Lafayette right now, and so it is important to talk to, and hear from people throughout the parish to make sure they see what we see every day and that they have the same sense of optimism about our parish that we have. There are also real issues that people are facing every day, and they often appreciate the opportunity to ask their questions and get answers to the local government issues that affect them each day,” said City-Parish President Joey Durel in a statement.
The full schedule of meetings dates and times is listed below.
3/18/14, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., The Daily Advertiser
3/24/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Clifton Chenier Center
3/31/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., North Regional Library
4/2/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Youngsville City Hall
4/7/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., South Regional Library
4/9/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Scott City Hall
4/10/14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Milton First Baptist Church