Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski

Dec 11, 2014

The mayor says he'll push the state legislature not to restrict cities' use of TIF districts for economic development.
Credit Lafayette Mayor's Office

Cold weather conjures many seasonal thoughts in Lafayette: everything from buying holiday gifts to road work.

We address some of those topics on this week's Ask The Mayor with Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, wherein we’ll also try to forecast the legislative session. Is there enough money in the budget for Lafayette – and does that money have strings for city officials?

Also in the first month of the legislative session, the state hits a deadline to decide if it’s going to keep Amtrak service running through Lafayette.

Mayors along the route, including Mayor Roswarski, have been trying to keep the trains running on time – but are they finally running out of time as the state tends to other priorities, like writing a budget?