Ask The Mayor: Lafayette's Tony Roswarski On Ice, Spice And A Slice (Of Airbnb Money)

Jan 11, 2018

The mayor has a chilly response to the idea the city isn't doing all it can to clear winter precipitation from residential streets.
Credit Stan Jastrzebski / WBAA News

There’s a meeting scheduled for later this month in Lafayette to talk about the city’s drug addiction issues. Registration to speak was so popular the venue had to be changed to accommodate more people.

This week on WBAA’s “Ask The Mayor,” we chat with Lafayette’s Tony Roswarski about what that says for a city that’s struggled to even keep drug use from growing in recent years.

Also on today’s program, with more winter weather on the way to West Central Indiana, can people who don’t live on main Lafayette thoroughfares expect their streets to be cleared of snow and ice? Many of those same roads remained snow-covered for weeks after snow fell on Christmas Eve, despite the mayor saying his city had more than enough salt in reserve.

And what happens if the city enacts an Airbnb surcharge? We talk about what that means for free and fair competition in the room and board market.