Guillory Announces Further Reductions to Avoid Budget Shortfalls

After thoughtful and careful review of Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) 2020-2021 departmental operating budget, Mayor-President Josh Guillory has made the painstaking, but necessary decision to right-size spending in the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

Posted: Jul 17, 2020 3:30 PM
Updated: Jul 17, 2020 3:47 PM

According to Mayor- President Josh Guillory, after thoughtful and careful review of Lafayette Consolidated Government’s (LCG) 2020-2021 departmental operating budget, Guillory has made the decision to right-size spending in the Lafayette Parks and Recreation Department.

Mayor-President Josh Guillory says current budget challenges have forced the closure of  four of LCG’s 10 recreation centers in the coming budget year and will eliminate at least 37 positions in the Parks and Recreation Department. “As we find ourselves in this financial situation, we have two options: manage our people’s money responsibly or raise taxes, and I vehemently oppose raising taxes,” Guillory said in an afternoon video address.

The four Recreation Centers slated for closure are listed below:

Domingue Recreation Center
Heymann Park Recreation Center
J. Carlton James Activity Center
George Bowles Activity Center

The Mayor-President is confident that through creative solutions, there is an opportunity to efficiently reopen the centers and allow them to sustainably operate.

The full video address is available here: https://youtu.be/tOS5k10wfkE

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