News - City of Broussard

Downtown Broussard to see revitalization through streetscapes, gateways; see master plan

3.03.2020
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Downtown Broussard will soon see infrastructure and aesthetic improvements that could help connect the growing city’s historic core with its newer residential areas.

Broussard leaders unveiled on Monday a new master plan they hope will guide public and private investment along the city’s Main Street corridor.

“Not only can this boost our local economy, but also enhance the quality of life for our citizens while recognizing our rich heritage,” said Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. “We can see what Broussard’s future could hold.”

Read more at The Acadiana Advocate […]

Downtown Broussard development in the works; city to unveil master plan

2.03.2020
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As the city of Broussard prepares to unveil a master plan for its downtown district, at least one developer is ready to break ground on projects.

Clifton Guidry’s plan for Parc des Aimee, which will be located at 403 E. Main St. across from Broussard City Hall, includes a quaint cafe with outdoor seating and a courtyard with a gazebo where people can connect.

“That’s the vision,” Guidry said. “We’re hoping people can use the space to gather and network and socialize since it’s across from city hall.”

The concept aligns with ideas shared […]

Broussard Fire Department’s rating, response times improving; here’s why

14.02.2020
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Mayor Ray Bourque and Broussard City Council Members are committed to providing necessary services to keep our rapidly growing population safe and secure. By committing funds to the Broussard Fire Department and contracting exclusively with Acadian Ambulance, we have improved response times to emergencies when every second counts.

Read full article at The Advocate […]

KLFY City of Broussard Economic & Retail Growth Update

10.02.2020
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Last week, Mayor Ray Bourque sat down with KLFY’s Caroline Marcello to talk about the City of Broussard’s economic and retail growth as it relates to our location between two airports with a connection to Interstates 10 and 49 as well as US 90. Here’s the video in case you missed it – exciting times for us in the future! Read more at KLFY.com […]

Martial F. Billeaud Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

10.02.2020
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It was an honor today for Mayor Ray Bourque, Broussard City Council Members, and other officials to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Martial F. Billeaud Elementary School in Broussard. This new school stands as a testament to our city’s heritage and our growth. Special thank you to former School Board Member Jeremy F. Hidalgo and Billeaud Companies for their efforts in making this new school for Broussard and South Lafayette a reality.

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Broussard’s emergency response times expected to improve by 2 minutes; here’s why

16.12.2019
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Medical emergency outcomes could improve in Broussard because of a new contract between the city and Acadian Ambulance.

The Broussard City Council unanimously agreed last week for the city to enter into an agreement with Acadian for emergency and non-emergency services in the hopes of improving emergency response times for residents.

“It could mean that we save some additional lives,” said Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. “We get what we want, which is faster response times, and it gives them a guarantee to further invest equipment and manpower in our city.”

Acadian Ambulance’s average emergency response time is just […]

Broussard Community Fair

21.11.2019
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The Broussard Community Fair is this weekend. Come out and experience this fun-filled event that’s been part of our community for more than 75 years.

Visit their Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2Owejf3.

Read more here: https://kadn.com/broussard-community-fair […]

New leaders resolve old problems between Broussard, LUS to continue water partnership

5.11.2019
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The administration at the City of Broussard is committed to working with others to do what is ultimately best for our citizens. This new water contract with LUS will save our city, and taxpayers, more than $6 million in short-term expenses. Thank you to LCG and the Broussard City Council for supporting this amendment and forging a new path ahead for the greater good.
Read full article on The Advocate […]

Regional Leadership Initiative Launched

17.10.2019
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We are very proud of our Broussard Chamber of Commerce and support their bold vision for our region. If you are looking to make a positive impact on our local economy, apply for this initiative today at http://bit.ly/2MSdGvE […]

Signs go up on St. De Porres Street in Broussard in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

14.10.2019
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Signs went up this week on St. De Porres Street in Broussard in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

City leaders say it’s only fitting that a street named for the Peruvian saint of black people, race relations and social justice would be chosen to honor the African-American civil rights leader.

“Both men were named Martin,” said the Rev. Thomas James, pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church on St. De Porres Street. “Both of them were men of slaves, but they didn’t give up. Both of them showed courage.”

James encouraged Broussard Councilman Michael Rabon to propose […]

Flash, Shake, & Wake Smoke Alarms for Lafayette Parish

5.09.2019
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The Lafayette Fire Department’s Fire Prevention Division has been awarded a grant to install specialized smoke alarms and alert equipment in the homes of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Lafayette Parish. These devices utilize light, movement, and low-frequency sound to alert the resident of danger as opposed to a traditional alarm, which only uses high-pitched sound.

Learn more: http://lafayettela.gov/FireDepartment/Pages/FSS.aspx

Download the application.

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8 Lafayette Parish schools saw high percentages of students improve on standardized tests

5.09.2019
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Congratulations to Broussard’s Katharine Drexel Elementary for being one of 8 Parish schools to achieve a high percentage (63%) of students who improved their Math & English scores on standardized tests.

See full article at The Advertiser […]

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