The City and Parish Councils on Thursday adopted the 2020-21 budget that provides $1 million for Lafayette Police de-escalation training and restores some funding for parks and recreation, the Cajundome and arts and science facilities.
The councils also stripped from the budget pay raises Mayor-President Josh Guillory proposed for some of his staff, including a $10,000 raise for his director of minority affairs, Carlos Harvin, increasing his salary to $60,000.
Among the funding restored to or allocated in the budget for the fiscal year that begins Nov. 1 are:
- $1.75 million to parks and recreation
- $1 million for special police training in the wake of the Aug. 21 fatal shooting of Trayford Pellerin