A visit by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who’s thinking of running for president, has been the talk of West Lafayette this week -- so much so that we had to pre-record our monthly conversation with Mayor John Dennis.
It could be the first of several visits by presidential hopefuls to the city in the next 18 months, but what kind of impact does that have on a city’s finances, law enforcement and other services. We put that question to Mayor Dennis this week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor.
Also on this week’s program, West Lafayette hosts a large number of immigrants at any given time. So how does repeated talk of a wall on the U.S.’s southern border – mentioned again this week in President Trump’s State of the Union address – affect the city, which relies quite a bit on the revenue it and Purdue University get from overseas visitors?