Local officials ready to fight Boasso Bill
St Charles Parish would lose in levee consolidation, they claim
By Colette Lottinger - Feb 02, 2006
Both Councilman “Snookie” Faucheux and Representative Ernest Wooten told the Republican Women of St. Charles that we would lose money if we consolidated into one levee board like the “women of the storm” are proposing, so “don’t be fooled by the Boasso bill.”
“We’re gonna fight Boasso’s bill because he’s trying to force something down our throats that we don’t believe.” Wooten said the other day. When he was in New Orleans he walked up to the uptown ladies who were actively fighting for the Boasso Bill, and asked them, “what are you ladies doing? What is this?” One of them told him, “we’re for reform.” Wooten asked them “but what does it (the bill) do?” He said at the Tuesday night meeting, “when you get in a fight you have to know what you are fighting for. And we’re gonna need your help to beat it (the bill).” He said that Walter Boasso wants to take the money and credit that St. Charles Parish has built up, and put its assets in New Orleans where there is a need. Wooten says the west bank has nothing to do with flooding New Orleans.
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