Lafayette’s 2014 goals: Education and the Middle Class

Tippecanoe County Courthouse (WLFI File Photo)
Tippecanoe County Courthouse (WLFI File Photo)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Democratic Mayor Tony Roswarski gave his State of the City address Monday night. He said the city is on sound financial footing.

As for this year, he’s most excited for the project to rebuild Sagamore Parkway between Beech Drive, near Kirby Risk, to the entrance of Home Depot.

He also hopes to work specifically on two fronts, education and strengthening the middle class. He wants to help more people get degrees and certifications after high school. He also wants to raise the city’s median income, which currently has gone up about one percent a year for the last four years.

“I’d like to get that to one and a half or two percent a year. If we can start doing that, then I think we can really start to make a difference in people’s live in our community.”

City council also passed a property tax abatement for Tate and Lyle which will phase in $69 million worth of improvements over the next seven years. The improvements are expected to create nine jobs. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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