- Hot!: as always: the Lafayette league's facebook pages
- "Know your Local Governments" Booklet and Webguide published.
The Only Comprehensive Guide to Your Elected Officials Now with a Quick List!
- Revised Bylaws
LWV Website Transfers
- Program & Study
- Updated: Our membership form has been refreshed. We want your membership!
Welcome to the Lafayette League! We are actively recruiting members and hope you will join the League and participate in its community activities.
YOUR CHANCE TO WATCH ALL FOUR CITY MARSHAL CANDIDATES WHILE IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME
The best candidate forums are the ones when all of the candidates are present, the event is free and open to the public, and has media coverage. Such was the case at the City Marshal forum broadcast live by Acadiana Community Media Channel last Thursday evening and hosted by the League of Women Voters of Lafayette.
The public still has the opportunity to be informed before voting for City Marshall. The 54-minute forum can be viewed at AOC's YouTube Channel anytime before the election.
Joseph B. Cormier, Kip Judice, Earl “Nickey” Picard, and Brian Pope’s educational and professional experience, work in supervision and budgeting, approaches to hiring and recruiting deputies, transparency issues, and the City Marshal’s relationship and skills with the court, judges, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Lafayette Police Department can all be seen.
The quick question and answers give the public the opportunity to see the four candidates thinking on their feet. Ten questions, one minute each to answer per candidate, and on to the next.
The differences in views as to the critical issues, solutions, and leadership styles resonate. Through their answers the candidates make the roles and jobs and operations of the City Marshal’s office and what changes each would make very clear.
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The latest info and chatter about matters of local, state, and national matters are found in the Lafayette league's facebook pages. Like the page and be kept up to date!
Know Your Local Government Booklet and Webguide
The League released the products of its 2-year study of local governments. Both a booklet and webguide were produced. The booklet summarizes the core concepts and basic structures of our local governments in a convient format. The webguide extends that with an in-depth look at many of our local units of government.
Understand your current local government as the community prepares to change its basic charter. "You gotta know where you are before you can know where you're going!"
The League Guide to Elected Officials
The League has published the Guide to the Elected Officials for Lafayette Parish Voters, the only comprehensive source of its kind. It includes all the Louisiana officials who are elected, in whole or part, by the citizens of the parish. The Guide is presented in both html (for online reading) and pdf (for printing) formats.
The League's study focusing on the potential of the Lafayette fiber project continues. League participation in the Communty Coalition for Lafayette Public Schools, which followed the League's previous study project "Everybody's Schools," remains a priority.
The League study projects are at the heart of the local League. Our studies take the point of view of the community; they are not associated with any special interest beyond local citizenship. The League members' engagement in a thorough and dispassionate exploration of local issues that seldom get such concentrated attention is one of the unique contributions of the League to its community.
The League's "Everybody's Schools"
The League School Facility Study, "Everybody's Schools," remains an active topic in Lafayette's civic and political conversation. The League continues its participation in advisory councils and makes presentations about the study in community forums. You can schedule a League speaker by email.
Of Interest: The Community Coalition for Lafayette Schools has produced its report following up the school facility issues initially addressed by the League's "Everybody's Schools." That valuable report, "State of our Schools," is availble online.
As always, public participation is encouraged and potential members sought!