Next week a series of meetings to get public input on Lafayette's future will be held throughout the parish starting on Monday.  Meetings to get citizens thoughts on what should go in the Hub City's comprehensive plan will be held with the hope that as many people as possible will attend.  Carlee Alm-Labar, spokesperson for Lafayette City Parish Government joined "Mornings With Ken and Bernie" today along with Gerd Wuesterman to encourage citizens to participate in the planning process.

Alm-Labar says there are several times and places that people will be able to attend the events.  She says the organizers want to know what you see for the future.  She says, "is it traffic, is it parks? You know what is it?  What's important to you? Because that is what the plan is going to try to address, and....and so we need people to tell us what they want to see in Lafayette".

Next week's schedule for meetings is as follows:

  • Monday, April 16, 6 p.m., South Regional Library, 6101 Johnston Street
  • Tuesday, April 17, noon, Milton Civic Organization, 1000 Picard Road
  • Tuesday, April 17, 6 p.m., Comeaux High School, 100 West Bluebird Drive
  • Wednesday, April 18, noon, Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion Street
  • Wednesday, April 18, 6 p.m., Ossun Elementary, 400 Rue Scholastique
  • Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Holy Rosary Windolph Hall, 421-C Carmel Avenue

Alm-Labar is highly encouraging all people in Lafayette to make one of the meetings.  She says participation is critical.  Alm-Labar says, "If you think about it, this is our chance to say what we want Lafayette to be like in twenty years so, why would you not want to um, be a part of that if you care about this community".

Hear Alm-Labar's brief interview and comments for the Acadiana Center For The Arts Executive Director Wuesterman by clicking below: