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Boustany Supports Storm Protection and Coastal Restoration for Louisiana

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) supported passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016 (H.R. 5303). This vital legislation authorizes United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) projects and activities to improve maritime infrastructure, support specific flood protection projects, and continue coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. WRDA has passed the House by a vote of 399 – 25. The bill now heads to conference with S. 2848, which cleared the Senate by a vote of 95 – 3 earlier this month

West Monroe to host regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure...

In June 2016, Governor Edwards announced the formation of the Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment. The Task Force is working to find investment solutions to address transportation needs in Louisiana and will ultimately issue a recommendation to the Governor for legislative action in 2017.

City of New Orleans Lists Over 170 New Adjudicated Properties for Sale

Today at noon, the City of New Orleans will list over 170 new adjudicated properties available for sale at CivicSource.com external link. These properties were adjudicated to the City due to unpaid property taxes. The properties went unsold at tax sale and in many cases have been off the tax rolls for years, not generating annual tax revenues for the City

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials Remind Residents New Flood Insurance Rates Going Into Effect

Mayor Landrieu and City officials reminded residents that new flood insurance rates are going into effect on Sept. 30, 2016. More than 53 percent of all properties in New Orleans were removed from Special Flood Hazard Areas (“A” zones) and as a result, will benefit from more affordable flood insurance

Mayor Landrieu, City Officials to Remind Residents of Updates to New FEMA Flood Insurance...

Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City Officials to remind residents of the updates to the new FEMA flood insurance rates that go into effect for New Orleans this Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.

Houma hosts regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Regional leaders and stakeholders along with industry and economic development partners attended a meeting of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment to discuss infrastructure concerns, plans and funding in Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes. The Houma - Thibodaux Metropolitan Planning Organization and the South Central Planning and Development Commission hosted the meeting at SCPDC in Houma, Tuesday evening, at 6 p.m

Big Wins for Louisiana in WRDA 2016

U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-La.) issued the following statement regarding today’s passage of the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) out of the U.S. Senate. WRDA 2016 will help improve flood control, water infrastructure development, and coastal hurricane protection throughout Louisiana. After today’s overwhelmingly bipartisan passage, the legislation will head to the House of Representatives, who could vote on the legislation next week. As Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Vitter was essential in authoring and advancing WRDA 2016.

JEFFERSON PARISH SELECTED FOR $28.9M FOR ELEVATION /RESILIENCE GRANTS

Jefferson Parish has received notice of selection through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Mitigation Assistance program for four (4) project applications with 36 reconstruction properties and 115 elevation properties that meet FEMA’s priorities described below. This total of $28.9M is the largest federal share to a single jurisdiction in this 2016 funding cycle. In addition to elevation and reconstruction components at each identified location, Jefferson Parish has included climate resilience mitigation measures such as rain barrels, pervious pavement, and bio-swales into the applications in an effort to assist with erosion control and water retention

Shreveport hosts regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment

Regional leaders and stakeholders along with industry and economic development partners attended a regional meeting of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment on Monday. Hosted by the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments, the meeting was held at the BHP Billiton in Shreveport

Community Organizations to Hold Louisiana Reinvestment Summit in New Orleans

On Wednesday, September 14 the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) will host a statewide summit in New Orleans on community reinvestment and neighborhood revitalization in Louisiana. The Louisiana Reinvestment Summit will feature keynote addresses by New Orleans Councilmember Jared C. Brossett and New Orleans Councilmember-at-Large Jason Rogers Williams
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The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Leased Dollar General

The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 307 Highway 5 in Logansport, LA for $1,113,685.

Vitter, Delta Regional Authority Announce $72M Economic, Infrastructure Investment for Louisiana’s Delta Region

U.S. Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) joined the Louisiana Congressional delegation and the Delta Regional Authority’s (DRA) Federal Co-Chairman Chris Masingill in announcing $72 million of investments to go toward supporting economic development, entrepreneurs, workforce training, and job creation in Louisiana’s Delta region.

New Orleans hosts first regional meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure...

Regional leaders and stakeholders along with industry and economic development partners attended the first meeting of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment. Hosted by GNO, Inc. and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission, the meeting was held at the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s Regional Transportation Management Center

Boustany Announces Funding to Prevent Veteran Homelessness

Dr. Charles Boustany (R-Lafayette) issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded $5,701,387 in grant funding to five Louisiana organizations under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT EMPLOYEE RECEIVES WATER ENVIRONMENT FEDERATION (WEF) AWARD

Sami Khalil, Storm Water Management Supervisor with the Department of Environmental Affairs has been selected as one of three top winners for the WEF National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards program.

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3RD ANNUAL JEFFERSON COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS HOUSING FAIR

Jefferson Community Action Programs (JeffCAP) will be hosting their 3rdAnnual JeffCAP Housing Fair on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The housing fair will be held at the Marrero Community/Senior Center located at 1861 Ames Boulevard in Marrero

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Louisiana Receives National Recognition for its Port Construction and Development Priority...

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recognizes Louisiana in a recent publication “The State of Freight II—Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond.”