District 3 City-Parish Councilman Brandon Shelvin, who plans to seek re-election but has yet to pay his ethics fine of $1,900, is partnering with local businesses for an Aug. 6 “equipping our kids to learn, back to school rally.”
"According to our records, Mr. Shelvin owes $1,900 plus court costs," writes Ethics Administrator Kathleen Allen in response to an Independent inquiry into the status of Shelvin's ethics obligation. "He did not timely file his 2009 supplemental report. He asked for a payment plan; however, he only made one payment of $100 and is currently not in compliance with the plan."
The ethics fine is but one component of the Brandon Shelvin ethical/financial/legal fiasco. But at least he’ll have to pay that debt before qualifying for re-election, thanks to a new law. The first-term councilman has yet to publicly address the remainder of his shady dealings. So far, he has no opposition, though two opponents he faced in 2007, Shawn Wilson and Amos Batiste, are reportedly eyeing the race.
According to the flyer for the school supplies’ event, its mission is to provide the necessary tools kids need to receive a good education, including book sacks, uniforms, pencils, pens, socks, paper, crayons, glue and computers.
The sponsors of the event include Greg and Julia Gachassin (oh, the ethical coincidence), Mello Joy Coffee, Angel Manor, Atmos Energy, Sam’s Fashions, Ricky Gary’s AC, Urban Trends, Country Cuisine, KJCB Radio, Cox Communications, Sid’s One Stop, Harold’s Barber Shop and Glenn Armentor Law Corp. Those in need of supplies can fill out applications at Sid’s One Stop, KJCB Radio, Harold’s Barbership, Mouton’s Grocery, Country Cuisine, Truman’s Grocery Store, Archie’s Beauty and Barber Salon, The Hair Depot, Sam’s Fashions and Urban Trends.
The rally supports a worthwhile cause in our community, as we readily acknowledge there are families needing help and kids who deserve the tools essential to a great start for the new school year. But surely having Shelvin tied to this effort should have given these sponsors pause.
Local 101 class Friday
“Byzantine” is the word members of the nominating committee for the local flood protection authority often use to describe the complicated, multi-layered matrix of qualifications that must be met to fill a vacancy on that board.
In the Pelican State, Benjamin Franklin buys you about $109 worth of stuff.
Brittan Bush joins Liskow & Lewis, Blake David installed as the Third District Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s board of governors, and Simien & Miniex announces 2014 scholarship winners.
“In some cases, we’ve found that these parts are nothing more than used junk yard parts. In others, we’ve found them to be foreign knock-off parts of questionable quality.”
The old Daily Advertiser building on Jefferson Street is being rehabbed as the owner prepares to move it back into commerce.
Its fourth leader gone after two years on the job, the facility struggles to balance the tension between its two missions.
Hub City Cycles hits the ground running through small-business center opportunity.
The future of the coastal loss lawsuit could rest in hands of board’s nominating committee.
Leaders from the local tech community ponder the question: What's missing from Acadiana's tech ecosystem?
AT&T’s U-verse heads our way. Here’s what it means for you.
LITE’s virtual environments are changing the way local employees learn how to do their jobs.
Local tech gurus will go the distance to call Lafayette home.
A look at recent hires, promotions and other news from Acadiana's business community.
New Johnston Street eatery catapults to No. 1 spot in nearly 200-location chain.
By identifying companies that match the output of its post-secondary educational institutions, Lafayette is creating opportunities that keep highly trained graduates in the area.
Gideon’s Promise lauds G. Paul Marx’s work to improve the quality of indigent defense and helps train five new public defenders.
What will INNOV8 4.0 look like?
Courtesy Ford is honored; EatLafayette fêtes itself
AG says 50-year-old Terry Francis Savoy sold fraudulent Workers Compensation and Employers Liability insurance policies throughout the state.
The state's jobless rate rose to 5.4 percent in July from 5 percent in June. Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in July 2013.
Oil Center eatery plans drive-thru location on Ambassador Caffery
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.
Local skate shop collaborates with sneaker giant to create the "Crawfish Dunks"
Lafayette-based drilling fluids/frac sand distributor enhances service lines with purchase of Erath company.