Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Affordable Housing And Needle Numbers

Dec 14, 2017

The mayor says he agrees with a listener comment that the city can't handle any more affordable housing at the moment.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we reflect on 2017 with Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski.

His city has finished some major construction projects, is waiting on some others and is dealing with public comments about both, including that flooding along the newly redone Main Street has gotten worse, not better.

Also, we talk about the ongoing debate over affordable housing in the city. Roswarski and other official opposed one plan for more low-income housing on the city’s south side, but the project’s developer simply moved to another site that didn’t require rezoning.

Today on the show, a listener wants to know what the latest is on that project, and says she doesn’t think the city can afford to build any more low-income housing at all.