John Cagnolatti’s first term on Parish Council should be his last!

Is it possible that Councilman John Cagnolatti is not aware that Ascension’s Planning Commission enacted a new Master Land Use Plan on May 29?  It certainly sounded like it during the last Strategic Planning meeting on Thursday when Cagnolatti attempted, completely off topic, to rationalize his vote to delay reform of Planning Commission procedure.  The […]

Ascension DPW hard at work for Dempsey Lambert reelection campaign

Ascension Parish DPW was spotted at a private residence, east of Hwy 44 barely in Councilman Dempsey Lambert’s district, most of the day.  Heavy equipment, one dump truck and multiple pickup trucks spent the day, seeming to remove a bridge behind the home according to our contributor (who wishes to remain anonymous). Isn’t this similar […]

Corey “the Bald-Faced Liar” Orgeron is at it again

Since a certain District 4 candidate has seen fit to drag your editor into his disinformation campaign, see below, we decided to join the discourse.  If we were in the habit of sugar-coating things we’d say of Corey Orgeron; “he’s got a penchant for hyperbole and a tenuous grasp of the facts.”  Since we aren’t, […]

Newest Pelican Poll: Where should new I-10 interchange be built?

Last week’s social media mini-buzz concerned the best location for an I-10 interchange in Ascension.  With additional lanes being constructed between Highland Road and Hwy 73, DOTD seems to have devoted more attention to north Ascension.  Two locations have been the subject of debate… DOTD has indicated its preference for Hwy 74, while a certain […]

If District 4 parish council election is about issues, the choice is obvious

Of all local elections to be decided on October 12, the District 4 Parish Council contest features the most distinct choices.  Incumbent, Daniel “Doc” Satterlee is often accused of TMI (too much information) and too much analysis while explaining his votes.  That is in keeping with Satterlee’s scientific background where all variables must be accounted […]

Don’t blame Judge Jessie LeBlanc for Matassa/Council gaffe

We told you so! (Again) Don’t blame Judge Jessie LeBlanc for temporarily enjoining Ascension Parish from enforcing a resolution to ban fill material in flood zones A/AE. The Temporary Restraining Order expires, by law, in ten days meaning the Parish must show cause “why a Preliminary Injunction” should not be granted until a trial can […]

Profile: Councilman John Cagnolatti

Last week we posed two questions to District 10 Parish Councilman John Cagnolatti: How would you characterize John Cagnolatti’s 3.5 years on the council (of what are you most proud, any regrets, etc)?] What do you hope to accomplish in the future? His reply, unedited and unadulterated, can be read… Councilman John Cagnolatti assesses tenure, the […]

Now this is grassroots campaigning!

As it happens, we agree with the sentiment expressed in this not so subtle political commentary.  The reverse view… with a demonstration of the viewpoints expressed from another source.

AG opines that power to approve subdivision may be taken away from Planning Commission

O’Neil Parenton’s attempt to game the system nothwithstanding, Louisiana’s Attorney General opined that Ascension’s Planning Commission could be stripped of its power to approve subdivision preliminary plats by amendment of the Home Rule Charter. The AG opined nine months after receiving Ascension’s request that posed two questions: Can Ascension Parish Council through a Charter Amendment […]

Matassa’s new lawyers have already pocketed $268,309…and counting

On July 9 the Council’s Finance Committee recommended “an additional amount of $260,000.00, for a total contract not to exceed amount of $460,000.00” for Roedel Parson law firm. The Baton Rouge firm’s contract with Ascension includes “ACUD#1, ACUD#2, Parish Utilities of Ascension, West Ascension Drainage, personnel matters and general legal services.” By July 18 President Kenny […]