Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Feelings Of Needle Exchange NIMBY

Dec 9, 2016

The mayor says West Lafayette leaders might feel differently about a needle exchange program if its proposed location was in their city and not his.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

Despite objections from Lafayette Mayor Tony Roswarski, the Tippecanoe County Commissioners have voted to move ahead with trying to create a needle exchange program in the county. This week, on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we ask Mayor Roswarski if there’s a way his community can fight both the spread of communicable disease and the rise in drug-related crime it’s seen in the past couple years.

Also on this week’s show, construction on Main Street in downtown Lafayette was supposed to be complete last month, but still some barricades and workmen linger. We get a sense from Mayor Roswarski when the construction will finally be done.