LWV-Lafayette collaborates with other organizations and participates in community coalitions to provide education and advocacy for issues consistent with League policies and positions.DOORWAYS
LWV-Lafayette assisted in forming "Doorways", an informal alliance of individuals and organizations, based on these mutual beliefs and needs for local housing.
LWV-Lafayette assisted in forming "Doorways", an informal alliance of individuals and organizations, based on these mutual beliefs and needs for local housing. Alliance members worked towards selection of a full board for the Lafayette Housing Authority and supported the implementation of PlanLafayette, the comprehensive long-range plan or "guidebook" for the parish's growth, development and redevelopment.
Doorways believes that the community cannot solve Lafayette's growing housing needs with single-family homes alone, nor only with federal, state, private, church and other non-profit resources. Grassroots community involvement and participation in finding the resources is necessary to meet the ever- growing needs of our residents who are in the 30-60% of average median income.
Doorways believe that the implementation of the housing and neighborhood elements of Lafayette Consolidated Government's PlanLafayette requires public pressure to address these needs and that this is the right time to:
POWERING LAFAYETTE'S ELECTRICAL FUTURE
With the Sierra Club Acadiana Group, LWV-Lafayette formed a coalition, "Powering Lafayette's Electrical Future", to address:
A blog, Powering Lafayette, developed by members of the collaboration between the Sierra Club Acadiana Group and the Lafayette League of Women Voters, publishes occasional short articles on locally-relevant public information broadly related to local electrical power generation planning, governance, management, usage, costs, and potential savings.
LAFAYETTE GARDEN CLUB
The League has partnered with the Lafayette Garden Club for
LAFAYETTE UTILITIES SYSTEM
The League of Women Voters of Lafayette partnered with the Lafayette Utilities System (LUS) to sponsor "Smart Changes, Huge Saving", an Energy Efficiency Workshop. Open to all residential and small business owners and developers, the workshop focused on energy efficiency measures that can lead to huge savings of energy and money.
The workshop was presented under the auspices of PlanLafayette, the comprehensive long-range plan or "guidebook" for the parish's growth, development and redevelopment, as part of the action plan to increase energy efficiency and reduce energy use as it is related to the Policy on Housing and Neighborhoods within the comprehensive plan.