Riverton Subdivision plat conditions are clear; what is there to review?

“This subdivision, when it’s built out, is going to generate a lot of traffic…Going to throw that whole area into gridlock.  The roadways cannot handle it.”-Former Ascension Parish Engineer Bob Turner on March 9, 2016 during Planning Commission consideration of Riverton Subdivision. Planning Director Ricky Compton having been fired five days earlier, then parish president Kenny […]

What’s next for Delaune Estates?

On April 7 counsel for the litigants in Delaune, et al. v. Ascension Planning Commission, et al. participated in a Telephone Statue Conference in anticipation of an April 15 meeting of the Parish Council.  Whatever was discussed, plaintiffs offered to settle if the council approved the twice-rejected preliminary plat of Antebellum Pointe (subsequently renamed, Delaune […]

RIGGED! Personnel Committee redo recommends Pryor for Planning Commission

If you are among those citizens frustrated and angry at Ascension Parish’s Planning Commission, your frustration and anger are misdirected.  The sentiments should be focused squarely at the Parish Council members who persist in the decades long charade of a Personnel Committee, appointed by the council chair, to recommend individuals for service on various boards, […]

Riverton Traffic Impact Study bait and switch typifies why citizens DO NOT trust Planning

“This subdivision, when it’s built out, is going to generate a lot of traffic…Going to throw that whole area into gridlock.  The roadways cannot handle it.”-Former Ascension Parish Engineer Bob Turner on March 9, 2016 during Planning Commission consideration of Riverton Subdivision. Five years ago yesterday, with former Planning Director Ricky Compton having been fired five […]

A Brief History of Ascension’s (f)utility: Eight councils have attempted parish-wide sewer

On February 17, 1994 the inaugural Ascension Parish Council, its membership converted Police Jurymen, held the fourth meeting in its six week history.  Councilman Joseph Pierre initiated a discussion about “very much needed parish-wide sewerage and water.”  Fast forward nearly 27 years and the council is still having that discussion; though Ascension has never been […]

Developers find loophole in Traffic Impact Study policy, up to Council to close it

On June 21, 2018 Ascension’s Parish Council enacted stricter requirements of subdivision developers, codifying Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) POLICY.  What passed for policy theretofore had been a running joke among the development community and the parish’s Planning Department for years.  As with any governmental regulation, affected business interests find their way around the roadblock (pun intended) […]

23,000 residential lots approved since Ascension adopted Home Rule, more on the way

In 1994 Ascension Parish’s population was 63,925 and advocates of “maintaining rural character” could still be taken seriously.  Hamstrung by the pettiness that comes with parochial police jury politics, 64% (4166 voters out of 6523 votes cast) of the electorate opted for Home Rule as Ascension scrapped the (some said) outmoded form of governance.  1994 […]

Corey Orgeron’s social media meltdown aims accusations at Cointment, denigrates Compton

At least Orgeron concedes that 20′ roads are safer for school buses to travel than 18′ roads. Future one-term council member, the now un-electable Corey Orgeron is not a fan of Pelican Post or our editor (yours truly). Neither is he fond of President Clint Cointment and newly-appointed Director of Planning and Facility Maintenance Ricky […]

Orgeron/Cagnolatti (Lambert a no show) reject school bus safety measure AGAIN

The photos above probably seem self-explanatory to you, and a pretty compelling argument that Ascension’s 18′ roadways pose a dangerous condition for busloads of kids competing for space.  But you are not a member of the Ascension Parish Council’s Strategic Planning Committee where a second attempt to require 20′ roadways for any proposed residential subdivision […]

What is Corey “One Apple at a Time” Orgeron going to do now?

The depth of Corey “One Apple at a Time” Orgeron’s hypocrisy will be plumbed tonight.  On Monday, from his Utilities Committee chair, Orgeron explained why he would not vote to appropriate $200,000 for President Clint Cointment’s administration to explore inspection/monitoring of Individual Treatment Units (separate and apart from those subdivision systems served by private wastewater […]