What Would Make Lafayette Better?
A Reddit user recently asked a question about what would make Lafayette better?
That got me to thinking, which usually hurts my brain, so I stopped after only a short period because, as usual, Reddit responded.
ZazuPedals was sure to point out that was wasn't trying to troll or start a fight; he was sincerely looking for constructive conversation about our great city and ways Lafayette could improve so as to attract more people and industry.
Some of the responses included:
- Fix the charter
- Focus on renewable resources
- Fix the school system
- Fix the schools (physically)
- Fix the roads
- Have more of a nightlife
- acquire a Trader Joe's
- reduce regulations/taxes on new industry
- more businesses and housing downtown
- curing voter apathy
It's easy for us to "not notice" the bad things about Lafayette because this is our home, but to those who aren't from here, Lafayette could use a good sprucing-up.
I am proud of Lafayette for several reasons, including its (mostly) inclusive vibe, its food, festivals, and joie de vivre. My worry is that last one: maybe we are enjoying life a little too much to notice that we need improvement in some areas.
What would you do to make Lafayette better?