Swearing-in ceremonies were held Monday for Joel Robideaux, Lafayette’s new City-Parish President.
The inauguration took place at the Lafayette Consolidated Building.
It’s a position that voters several months ago elected Robideaux to do.
“I’m just thankful that the folks of Lafayette Parish felt like I could do the job and put me in this position,” says Robideaux.
As Mayor-President Robideaux says he intends to see parish leaders and consolidated staffers work as one.
“We all do what we can to help each other. I think the public demands that. It’s justified that we give that the effort it deserves,” explains Robideaux.
For the City of Lafayette, Robideaux talked about addressing the issue of traffic and the need to manage a budget that’s seeing its own economic effects.
“We got a little hick-up here with the oil and gas and sales tax collection. As a CPA, I’m familiar with managing budgets. We are going to comb through the budget to see what we need to do and make sure we’re prudent with taxpayers dollars,” adds Robideaux.