Community fights back about misperceptions of the 4 corners area
Community members highly involved in local beautifying organizations and law enforcement to make area a more positive place
LAFAYETTE, LA (KADN) — The community around the four corners area is speaking back tonight about the misperceptions of the area. They are telling us that their community could not be more united with each other, as well as local law enforcement. We spoke with two long-time community members that started a local group called Town Folk, which represents an arm of the community. Their motto is neighbors helping neighbors, and they have smaller beautifying projects around the area as well as keep in constant contact with law enforcement.
"We do have a problem, and we're working with the city of Lafayette and the police department in particular to make sure that this area is very safe, and is very safe for not only community members but any of the visitors that would want to come and buy shutters, venitian blinds, interior exterior window coverings, and also that want to come move into the neighborhood and make this their home," says Stephanie Cornay, owner of Awning & Supply Company Window Coverings located at 1114 Cameron Street.
The community wants to remind the public that the problems that occur in their area happen throughout the city, and that they fight the perception of drugs and prostitution everyday. Stephanie and community member Sherrill Lorio see a bright future for the area with more controlled traffic, more bus stops, and rest areas built around the area.