State of the Parish

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City-Parish President Joey Durel delivered his annual state of the parish address Wednesday morning.

Leaders from throughout the parish and the region were in attendance to hear Mr. Durel's plans for the future of Lafayette.

The major ticket items he hopes to tackle if re-elected include developing the UL horse farm into a Central Park, reducing the number of adjudicated houses and working more closely with other governmental bodies.  But he said the real message was that Lafayette residents need to embrace their local government.

“If we want Lafayette to become the world class community that I think it can be its going to take more than political leadership its going to take people stepping up to the plate.”

If re-elected this would be Durel's third and final term due to term limitation.

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