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May 7, 2020

In follow-up to to his March 18 statement, LaMATS's Capital Outlay Consultant James Purpera suggests keeping a sunny outlook on the Capital Outlay Budget for fiscal year 20-21.  Purpera offers LMA members the following observations:

"After the decision makers get a...

March 26, 2020

To provide clarity and guidance to municipalities in light of new procurement requirements related to Executive actions taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic, LaMATS Purchasing Services has released a helpful guide authored by LPS Procurement Consultant Paul Holmes.


March 18, 2020

LaMATS Capital Outlay consultant James Purpera recommends that municipalities review the Governor's recently released Capital Outlay (HB 2) Recommendations, which support capital outlay funding requests with monies appropriated from the state treasury and other sources...

February 14, 2020

The City of Carencro announces the delivery of a new excavator for its utility department. The 2016 Gradall D-152 excavator provided by Scott Equipment represents a much needed addition to the fleet. The City selected the Louisiana Municipal Advisory and Technical Serv...

February 13, 2020

On February 10, 2020 the City of Central, Louisiana has declared as surplus 1 police vehicle. The item has been placed for online auction beginning February 10, 2020 and ending March 10, 2020 with LaMATS e-Auction Services (EASiBUY) reserving the right to sell at minim...

December 12, 2019

The LaMATS Board of Directors discussed piloting two new services, brownfield environmental assessments and franchise fee audits, at this week's regular meeting. 

The first new service, approved by unanimous vote to launch as a pilot in 2020, will provide a limited numb...

November 13, 2019

A broad coalition of civic leaders, city planners and subject matter experts convened today with guidance from the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) to put the thorny topic of “blight” front and center on the agenda.

A sense of urgency and promise pervaded the full-...

October 24, 2019

We we proud today to address such a full room of hardworking Municipal Clerks at the 2019 LMCA Institute in Baton Rouge and help them understand all the benefits LaMATS has to offer!

August 22, 2019

LaMATS municipal financing partner Government Capital Corporation has announced the immediate availability of a 2017 Chevy Tahoe (PPV 2WD, 9C1 5.3L V8 with Police Package and Ghost Police Graphics) with Mileage at 22,500 and still under factory warranty.


June 18, 2019

Through an agreement with LaMATS, James Purpera (former State Capital Outlay Budget Analyst) provides LaMATS members with two Capital Outlay newsletters per year. Purpera also provides each member with up to one hour of consultation per year* by phone or email to answe...

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