The 705 meets with Mayor of Lafayette for a round table discussion

Young professionals speaking candidly with mayor about community questions

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 11:07am

The 705 organization is getting more involved with community leaders as they meet with the mayor of Lafayette for round table discussions.  The 705 club is made up of young professionals around the Acadiana area that are involved with trying to make the community better than it is today.  Mayor Durel has attended these round table discussions with the 705 club for over a year now.  The young leaders are able to speak with the mayor about issues weighing heavy on the minds of the community.

"We can talk frankly with the mayor, which you don't see many times people are afraid to so it's really excellent that we ahve that chance to sit down, ask the mayor basically any questions about anything and he talks to us candidly and openly.  It's great," says Alicia LeBouef, civic committee chair with 705.

A main topic in today's round table discussion was Bike to Work week, and the many ways government is trying to make Lafayette a more biker friendly community.  And no topic is off limits, topics like the waste transfer lawsuit, and even the fued between the cities of Lafayette and Broussard have been openly discussed with the mayor in the past.  The 705 organization is hopeful to start meetings with different members of the community in the future based on the success of coffee with the mayor.  If you are interested in joining the 705 club log on to 705.org to learn more about the community organization.

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