City-Parish President Joey Durel optimistic about the new year

Mayor's take on what is to come

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:59am

The beginning of the year is always full of resolutions and anticipation, so we asked City-Parish President Joey Durel what he is anticipating for Lafayette in this new year.  Mayor Durel is extremely positive about these next few years ahead of our area with the oil and gas industry, energy industry, and deep water drilling getting stronger and making such a positive affect on Lafayette Parish.  He says the activities going on around the country are very good for Lafayette.  Mayor Durel praises the medical industry and the strides they have taken to make the industry better and stronger, but does have one issue he is looking forward to tackeling as we head into this new year.

"I'm really hopeful that we can get the new year off to a much better start with our neighbor in Lafayette Parish, Broussard.  I'd surely like to see those issues resolved and resolved amicably.  We're having some really good talks right now with other mayors in Lafayette Parish regarding Annexation Agreements," says Mayor Durel.

The Annexation Agreements are to help the cities around the parish flourish financially.  Mayor Durel also says we will start to see the comprehensive plan start to come to fruition, and how the University of Louisiana at Lafayette's Master Plan fits in with the Comprehensive plan.  We can expect to see Mayor Durel's State of the Parish very soon where he will announce some things he thinks we can put together for the state of the parish and get accomplished in the next year as well.

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