Proposed $500,000 budget increase for Lafayette City Parish Jail budget

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- With the final adoption for the Lafayette City Parish budget on the horizon, the council is waiting for details about outgoing Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s proposed budget.

The Lafayette Parish Correctional Center is a mandated cost for the parish, which requires more than $5.5 million a year.

According to Robideaux, the jail operations budget has increased by $500,000 from last year.
On Thursday, the Lafayette City-Parish Council is expected to vote on a budget for the upcoming year. Funding the jail is expected to be a hot topic.

If you recall, Robideaux opposed a tax for the jail and district court last October, but Robideaux still boasts his administration increasing jail funding by more than $1 million since taking office in 2016.

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