Tuesday, August 4, 2009

He's All Ears

LAFAYETTE – Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel announced today that he will host 8-12 meetings during September and October throughout the parish to listen to what the people of Lafayette Parish want this community to look like 10, 20, or 30 years down the road. The meetings will be called the “Joey Durel Listening Tour: Lafayette Tomorrow…. Begins Today.”

“As we plan for the future, I want to hear what the people of Lafayette want the future to look like,” Durel said. “While there is no doubt that people have the opportunity to have a voice in government through council meetings, committees, etc., I want to make it as easy as possible for people to share their vision with us.”

“I’ve said many times that communities don’t remain stagnant, they either grow or they die,” Durel added. “And while there’s no denying the momentum we have going, with the many positive rankings we have received, the possibilities with the Horse Farm and other initiatives,
planning for the future is critical. I look forward to hearing from the people of Lafayette.”

Lafayette is the only major city in Louisiana to experience growth this century. Durel said he sees the listening tour as an opportunity to discuss this potential trend Lafayette is experiencing so we can better prepare for the future.

The first scheduled gathering will be held Monday, September 14, 2009 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Robicheaux Center, 1919 Eraste Landry Road.

More dates and venues will be announced as they are scheduled.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if this is a move to further promote himself for a run at Michot's term-limited Senate seat in 2011?

    Could be interesting as a possible Durel vs. Cortez and/or Robideaux match-up looks to be in the works.