Social media page owner is latest casualty of Matassa tyranny

Tina (we omit the individual’s surname due to fears of retaliation) is the latest casualty of Ascension Parish’s political patronage dispensation/payback program, a/k/a President Kenny Matassa’s administration.  She was hired by Matassa “directly” (which means there was no job posting) on May 13 to replace a retiring employee in the permits department, specifically dealing with […]

Kudos to Parish DPW for drainage improvements

Kudos to Ron Savoy and the DPW staff for completing these significant “off-road drainage ditch/canal” improvements.  

Chase Melancon on failure of council to enact drainage legislation, Master Plan and campaign trail

By: Chase Melancon I would like to take this opportunity to reach out and touch on some current events, parish legislation (or lack thereof), and our continued approach at a true grassroots campaign. Recently the Planning Commission voted to adopt a new Master Land Use Plan. This was a very expensive ($450,000) and time consuming […]

Sheriff Webre will not endorse any candidate in Parish President’s election

With Election Day less than four months away, the race for parish president is heating up.  Ardent supporters of two leading candidates have dug in, the battle lines have been drawn.  So much so that Sheriff Bobby Webre, with a race of his own to run, sent the following statement to the parish president candidates making […]

Oak Lake Subdivision seeking Major Revision to preliminary plat (tonight)

Included on Wednesday’s Planning Commission agenda is: Oak Lake Subdivision – Major Revision Quality Engineering & Surveying, LLC (Council District 2) Having been refused Final Plat approval for Phase Two of the development on two occasions, Oak Lake is trying something new.  That approval was conditioned upon a roundabout having been built at the entrance […]

EA Drainage recommends 6-month moratorium on all subdivisions

Smarting from last Thursday’s battle over President Kenny Matassa’s veto of an ordinance to cap fill at three feet for all development in the Parish, East Ascension Drainage Board’s ten members recommended a six month moratorium “on all subdivisions” to its alter ego, the Parish Council.  Monday’s was a confused meeting, with three items being […]

A Timeline of Incompetence: Parish has failed to address drainage/flooding since 2016 disaster

On August 10, 2016 several dozen Ascension residents gathered at Frank’s Restaurant in Prairieville to discuss a possible recall of President Kenny Matassa (he would be indicted for bribery seven months later).  As meeting attendees filtered into the parking lot that Wednesday evening they were greeted by a gathering storm, the leading edge of a […]

How long will developers be allowed to pump silt into parish waterways?

Recent revelations that Ascension Parish violated the federal Clean Water Act culminated in the hiring of Malcolm Sayes to oversee Stormwater Management, intended to regulate runoff from construction sites reaching the parish’s already impaired waterways.  Among the worst offenders, Brookstone Subdivision, was cited during Thursday’s council debate over the 3′ max fill ordinance successfully vetoed by President […]

Byron Hill announces candidacy for Ascension Sheriff

My name is Byron Hill and I am running for Sheriff of Ascension Parish. I believe I am your best choice for the position because I am not a politician, but rather a law enforcement professional. Law enforcement is my passion, which shined through during my almost 10 years of exemplary service with the Ascension […]

Matassa presents check to Team of Dreams

Ascension Parish President Kenny Matassa was pleased to present a check of financial support to the Team of Dreams group, which aims to build Ascension Parish’s first all abilities baseball field. “It is my honor to be able to help this group accomplish this very worthwhile and needed project,” said Matassa. “I also want to […]