The Lafayette Consolidated Government is wrapping up it's public forum portion of the creation of its Comprehensive Plan. The next forum meeting, which does not have a set date as of yet, had been postponed from its original date in order to include as many members of the community as possible.

City-Parish President Joey Durel discussed the importance of this Comprehensive forum meeting on his weekly "Lafayette Live" segment on "Mornings with Ken and Bernie" today.

This will be the least expensive thing that your community will ever ask you to do. All we need to you to do is show up and participate. maybe an hour and a half at the most. The professionals will guide you through the process. We're planning the future of Lafayette. The greatest danger is see for the future of Lafayette right now is complacency.

Joey Durel (photo by KPEL)
Joey Durel (photo by KPEL)

The city of Lafayette has been boasting records numbers in economic growth and unemployment rates as of late, but Durel understands that setbacks are inevitable and wants Lafayette to be prepared to weather any future storms before it's too late.

We know that economies can by cyclical, we know at some point we're going to take a dip, so why not plan now while things are going good.  - Joey Durel

To hear the full interview, click the play button below: