Durel wants public participation at Town Hall Meetings - KLFY News 10

Durel wants public participation at Town Hall Meetings


Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel hosts his second of seven Town Hall Meetings at the Clifton Chenier Center on Monday.

Durel says the meetings are to gauge the public's take on what they need to know and want from local government. "I'm not stopping because I'm in the last year and a half of work. I'm still interested in the future of this community and still interested in what people have to say," explains Durel.

Durel talks of one question in particular he was more than open to answering. "Why can't city money be spent in the unincorporated Lafayette? Why can't city money be spent in parish government? I explained and after I explained it I think they understood," adds Durel.

For Durel that's what the meetings are about. It's an opportunity to communicate, listen and explain.  Local resident Anthony Francois lives in the Truman subdivision of Lafayette. "Around the ditches is paper and things. They need to cut the grass and things. They haven't been doing that," explains Durel.

Cathy Pratt of Lafayette has a question about road repairs in her part of town; while local resident Jermaine Williams invites Durel to speak to the issue of crime. "On the Northside they need to fix the roads. Actually, that's what I think," says Pratt.  What do you think is missing? "A safe environment," adds Williams.  

Durel tells KLFY News 10 the one thing he wants from the meetings is more public participation.  The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 31 at the North Regional Library.

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