Todd Lambert’s undeniable record of fiscal restraint and responsible development

On October 3, 1996 District 9 Parish Councilman Todd Lambert cast a vote against raising the Parish President’s salary to $65,000; ten months later he opposed a raise for the Parish Council, doing so again on May 3, 2012.  On November 7, 1996 Lambert supported a moratorium on “multi-unit” residential structures, followed by his majority vote […]

13 months later: SSA Consultants delivers Job Qualifications for top positions (but no job descriptions)

Cristel Slaughter and the gang from SSA Consultants were back before Ascension Parish Council Finance Committee on Tuesday, this time recommending a series of qualifications for all parish personnel positions subject to ratification by the Council.  Hired over 13 months ago to write job descriptions for every employee and establish a performance management program; the […]

EA Drainage approves $400,000 for Sorrento ditch maintenance by 6-3 vote

On Monday a 6-3 vote of East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District #1 approved a “Not to Exceed” amount of $400,000 for Sorrento Ditch Maintenance.  The vote came after months of consideration in multiple Executive Sessions, years of lobbying by Sorrento Councilman Donald Schexnaydre, and the threat of legal action from the municipality. Sorrento had […]

DOTD targeting early November to open all lanes on Sunshine Bridge

On Friday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced an update to the Sunshine Bridge maintenance project. On October 3, the contractor began removing the concrete barriers from the westbound lanes in preparation for striping. The temporary striping will be removed and permanent striping will be installed. During this time, the right westbound […]

Ascension’s first Stormwater Manager out in less than six months. How’d he last that long?

Oh, Malcolm, we hardly knew ye! Introduced by Infrastructure Director William Daniel in April, Ascension’s first ever Stormwater Program Manager Malcolm Sayes almost made it six months.  In a recent group email sent from Parish Government, the alert was included almost matter-of-factly.  Dated September 30, that email closed with: Malcom Sayes is no longer with […]

APSO Arrest Report for the Week of September 26-October 3

Below is Ascension Sheriff’s arrest report for the week of September 26-October 3: September 26 arrests: Deon Foster, 41, 8544 S St. Landry Ave-5, Gonzales was charged w/ Theft; Laron Goudia, 28, 12043 Roddy Rd, Gonzales was charged w/ Simple Assault, Possession of Marijuana, arrested pursuant to a bench, and a fugitive warrant; Byron Gauthreaux, 38, 497 Hwy […]

Beissinger: Take politics out of $1.2 BILLION in Flood Mitigation from HUD

Ryan Beissinger, Candidate for District 88 The Louisiana Watershed Initiative is Governor John Bel Edwards brainchild, pitched as the way to depoliticize floodplain management decisions and divvy up $1.2 billion in federal funding.  The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made this funding available due to the devastation visited upon Louisiana by two major […]

Todd Lambert relies on voting record as October 12 election nears

As the senior member of the Council, the thing that I am most proud of is that throughout my 20 years in office, I have been true to the promises that I made when I first ran for office. It was my desire to help people that led me to run for office and it […]

Gonzales man arrested after pointing rifle at deputy

Sheriff Bobby Webre reports the arrest of 22-year-old Guthrie Ebey on multiple charges on Sunday, September 29. Deputies responded to the area of Highway 22 after receiving a complaint of a vehicle driving erratically down Highway 22. Deputies arrived in the area and approached the vehicle at which time Ebey exposed a rifle out of […]

APSO investigating death of reported missing person

Shortly after 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, APSO deputies responded to a report of a body lying in a ditch in Twin Lakes Trailer Park with no apparent signs of trauma to the body. According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, APSO Detectives arrived on scene and took over the investigation. Detectives identified the body as […]