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It's time for business owners, organizations and individuals who privately support the LUS fiber optics project to say so publicly, City-Parish President Joey Durel said Wednesday.It goes on:
A damned good story. I am happy to be wrong.
Durel told several hundred people at his State of the City-Parish address that his biggest disappointment since taking office Jan. 5, 2004, is that organizations, businesses and individuals are "not standing up screaming and hollering about this project."
"Good old boy politics" is at play when relationships stop people from outwardly supporting a project like this when they secretly support it, he said.
"It's time for you to stand up," Durel told the audience, suggesting fiber supporters write letters to the editor and speak up at council meetings. "Come out strong for this project."
The people of Lafayette now have the challenge put to them in a straight-forward manner. Let's see how they respond.