Matassa Veto of fill ordinance STANDS as west bank councilman abstains

Councilman Oliver Joseph and President Kenny Matassa (file photo).

On May 16 Ascension’s Parish Council adopted momentous changes to parish development regulations; a three-feet cap on fill material on all development, parish-wide; and requiring buildings to be built a foot higher than the current Base Flood Elevation, +1′.  President Kenny Matassa vetoed the ordinance.  Moments ago the Council, needing eight votes of the 11-members to do so,  failed to override that veto.

Seven “YES” votes came up just short.

The “NO” votes, there were only three…

The math, you may have noticed, does not work.


District 1 Councilman Oliver Joseph

We’ll have the full story tomorrow.