...A core principle of the Lafayette Democratic Party is to improve local businesses and the lives of local citizens. That principle drives the Lafayette Democratic Party to endorse the Lafayette Consolidated Government's plan for fiber optics.All the news we get here indicates that the local Republicans have also committed to formal endorsement by mid-week. Good. This isn't a partisan issue but a question of doing what's best for the people of this community. That both political parties apparrently can find good reasons to favor the plan is a testemant to just how right it is. You've got to have appeal aplenty to get these two groups to agree.
Lafayette has embarked on a progressive plan to bring fiber optics to the homes and businesses of its citizens. With fiber optics, the Lafayette Utilities System will have the capacity to provide businesses and consumers with high-speed, low cost Internet, telephone, and cable television service.
We, the members of the Lafayette Democratic Parish Executive Committee, believe the project will enhance businesses, enrich our lives, and prepare our children for the future. With proper planning, future generations will see profits generated by this project stay in this community and improve businesses and lives for generations to come.
Monday, February 21, 2005
Standing Up! — Lafayette Dems Endorse Fiber
A press release this afternoon carried the Lafayette Democrat's endorsement of the fiber optic issue. The question had been put before the executive committee at a recent public meeting (documented by the Indpendent) and apparently they finalized a statement of support in response to Durel's recent call. In fact, Durel comes in for a lot of praise, though his party affiliation is, not surprisingly, ignored. From the press release: