Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On The Slippery Slope Of Crime Talk

Feb 11, 2016

The mayor says he and Police Chief Pat Flannelly ran a risk by telling the citizenry more about a rise in drug crime.
Credit City of Lafayette

For months, Mayor Tony Roswarski has tried to balance perceptions of an increase in drug crime in Lafayette with sunnier statements of economic development and improvements to quality of life.

But when 2015 crime stats were announced last week, a nearly 50-percent increase in assaults brought the problem into sharp relief.

Also on this week’s show, the city has released a new smartphone app. Now, residents can geotag potholes on their street that need fixing.

But is the app also a way to tattle on naughty neighbors who don’t shovel their sidewalks?