Did Josh Guillory’s government do something wrong? Was there anything inappropriate in the many completed drainage projects? These are just a few of the many questions that are answered with an audit.
Several times during “Lafayette Live” with Lafayette Mayor and President Josh Guillory on Thursday morning on KPEL, he suggested that if the council had questions about the various drainage projects that council members had voted for, that they investigate, and now they’ve voted for funding to do this that.
A few weeks ago, Council members Nanette Cook and Glenn Lazard created a list of 18 questions about various drainage projects and how they were funded. They sent the list to the Guillory administration. At the time, Guillory said the LCG government had not had the time to answer these questions as it was in the middle of the budget process.
While the council finally got answers this week, last night members voted to approve $100,000 to fund an investigation into the projects and funding.
During last night’s session, Guillory had this to say about the Council’s vote on funding the Inquiry and Audit:
I am confident that you all have the capacity and ability to verify this information without having to pay someone to read it for you, at a high cost to our taxpayers. Now I know that every question you asked is now answered in great detail, so I hope we can avoid spending $100,000 of taxpayer dollars to reproduce the exact same documents you have in your possession.
All the drainage projects in question and their financing mechanisms have been approved by the council members who have requested this review.
The Council voted unanimously to proceed with the investigation and review. One council member, Andy Naquin, had this to say:
We can be okay with spending some of that $100,000 to go through all that paperwork to make sure everything is in good order, and I’m confident that we’ll prove it. I don’t think we’re going to have any problems, but we need to make sure the public understands that we’ve had a lot of feedback and emails and that people want to get to the bottom of this paperwork.
As part of this investigation, citizens will likely be able to learn how beneficial each of the drainage projects is to our community. When it comes to drainage, are the results of each of these drainage projects extensive and useful enough to residents to prove that the money was well spent?
We will continue to follow this story.
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