Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Critical Cyclists And Canceled Festivals

Jun 1, 2017

The mayor says even critics claiming Lafayette's streets aren't adequately safe for cyclists and pedestrians will have a voice on a new committee the city is creating.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

The City of Lafayette has begun evicting some residents from low-income housing just south of the city’s downtown.

That’s because those homes are slated to be razed and replaced with new townhomes.

It’s all part of Mayor Tony Roswarski’s strategy to increase population density near downtown – an area that still doesn’t have a grocery store.

But could such a move be made to help the city’s dilapidated north end, which is home to run-down houses and Lafayette’s highest crime rate?

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we put that question to Mayor Roswarski and we also ask about the city council’s planned vote on creation of a new bicycle and pedestrian commission.

Running and biking groups have complained for years about the lack of amenities in the community, so this is clearly a nod to them – but we’ll also dig into who gets to be on the commission, and thus who really gets to suggest policy.