Dive into LCG's proposed budget with Straight News Online's updated explorer

Lafayette's annual budget season is here, and in just about a month the city and parish councils will be voting on how to spend hundreds of millions of tax dollars next year. Mayor-President Josh Guillory's proposed budget for next year totals more than $700 million across all the various parts of Lafayette Consolidated Government, and the councils will spend the next month reviewing his plan and making adjustments during public meetings at City-Parish Hall.

You can see the Guillory administration’s proposed budget here and take a deep dive into how it has proposed to spend that money using our budget explorer:

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Budget meetings will be held at City-Parish Hall throughout August, including opportunities to offer public comments on the spending plan throughout the schedule of meetings available here. The councils are set to vote on a final version of next year's budget at their Sep. 14 meeting.

You can learn more about Lafayette's annual budget process with our 2023 Budget Guide: