We are concerned that the general public may not fully realize the importance of the millage election to provide funds for the completion of the West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee and drainage improvements to the East Bank. […]
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story. […]
I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures. […]
I assume that the state of Louisiana and St. Charles Parish instituted the sales tax holidays to provide an opportunity for the residents of the state and parish to purchase items and save the normal taxes paid on said purchases, thereby stimulating the economy and providing savings to the residents. This holiday takes place every year on the first Friday and Saturday of August. All items for personal use should be sales tax free with the exceptions of licensed vehicles, food prepared at a restaurant and some services and rentals. […]
The flood that is sure to eventually happen will devastate St. Charles Parish. It will bring physical damage to the West Bank’s privately owned property as well as public buildings and infrastructure, but the devastation will not stop there.
As you may know there are several budget bills attempting to move across the Congressional floor that adversely affects every member of the National Guard and Reserve. While it may be difficult to follow all of the proposed budget changes, there are two in particular that we should definitely oppose.
On Monday, July 23, the St. Charles Parish Council passed ordinance 12-7-9 which required parish workers not to disclose the names of our good citizens who report violations to the parish.
As we watch the cost of living in St. Charles parish rise again, it should add to the list of questions we have about how our elected officials (local, state and federal) spend our tax dollars.