Ask the Mayor: West Lafayette's John Dennis On Growing Pains And Fresh Food

Jun 7, 2018

Credit City of West Lafayette

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we’re digging into West Lafayette’s growing pains. One of the city's roundabout projects just won an award, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t complaints. And, the city is gearing up for several more development projects both downtown and near the local airport. So how does a city maintain – or shape a new – identity when so much of the past has to be torn down?

In our talk with West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis, we ask: How fast is too fast? Especially when the city’s problems – such as revamping the rental unit inspection laws -- might require more than a shiny new storefront?

Plus, we talk about West Lafayette’s fresh food scene. There's a new tenant for a former Marsh store, and the city may be correcting a wrong by accepting food stamps at its farmer's market.