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Why would Ascension taxpayer subsidize private wastewater company?

This cooperative agreement would be better titled “Stinky Business in Ascension Parish.”  I have read the agreement.  Every taxpayer should be as shocked as I am by this waste (no pun intended) to use public funds to subsidize a private business.  And every council member should be ashamed to support such a use of public […]

Developer pulls Jamestown Crossing from Planning Agenda…again

Planning Commission April 11, 2018 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, Council Meeting Room Gonzales, Louisiana AGENDA NOTE:  Dantin Bruce Development, LLC also pulled Jamestown Crossing’s two filings from the March 14 Planning Commission agenda Call to Order Roll Call of Members Pledge of Allegiance Introduction of Staff Chairman’s Comments (A) CPEX Presentation – […]

Where have all those drainage maintenance MILLIONS gone?

District 9 Councilman Todd Lambert recently lobbied for renewal of the 5 mill property tax assessment coming to a ballot near you on November 6.  Five east bank Ascension mills is worth over $5 million annually.  According to Lambert the ad valorem  assessment is dedicated maintenance of drainage ditches and canals. On April 5 Lambert […]

Pettit: Abolish Planning Commission/enact moratorium

Why does the Houston City Council accomplish meaningful floodplain development reform in less than a year while here in Ascension Parish , almost two years after historic flooding, we spend $750,000 with HNTB and we get nothing? https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/Houston-City-Council-adopts-stricter-flood-plain-12805504.php?src=hp_totn Bill Roux, recently retired DPW/Drainage Director, promised a floodplain management plan in the fall of 2016. A […]

Urban Systems buried traffic analysis on Transportation agenda (two years late); another $250,000 for HNTB

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING April 9, 2018 – 6:00 PM Courthouse East, 2nd Floor, 828 S. Irma Blvd. Gonzales, LA 70737 AGENDA (1) Call to Order / Roll Call of Members (2) Invocation / Pledge (3) Public Comment Period (4) Committee Chairman’s Report (5) Acceptance of minutes of February 28, 2018 meeting as written. (6) Roads […]

A Tribute to our brother and our friend – Lt. Col. Ward Webb

If you have been on any social media site from last night at around 21:30 PM and anytime today, you may have heard the news that we loss yet another icon in our Community, our Parish and our State in Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Lt. Col. Ward Webb. A 1982 graduate of East Ascension High […]

Applying the Law to Chaos: Home Rule Charter Revision Committee

Since the unveiling of the A Better Ascension (ABA) charter, ABA Board Members and supporters have strongly advocated for their “proposed amendments.”  Unfortunately, the platform for examining the ABA charter does not fit into the platform to look at proposed amendments.  Ascension Parish (AP) Parish Council Chair Bill Dawson did not take that into consideration […]

APSO’s Ward Webb succumbs to illness

Friends and APSO family, it is with great sadness that I announce the passing of APSO Colonel Ward Webb last night after a month long hospital battle with overwhelming health issues. He died as he lived, valiantly and with grace, surrounded by those who loved him…. his wife Nita Boudreaux Webb, two daughters, two brothers and a sister, […]

Parish drainage $$$ devoted to new development as rest of Ascension neglected

Earlier this month West Main Street, extending through the City of Gonzales to its terminus at Cornerview Road in unincorporated Ascension Parish, was closed to through traffic.  Since the road is one which I travel on regular basis it was of some interest to me.  As it turns out, Ascension Parish equipment was employed to […]

Home Rule Charter Revision Committee to meet March 26