Archive | November, 2015

Important Message Regarding West Bank Flood Insurance

 The West Bank has received two major flood risk reduction measures in the past decade: a $4.2 billion investment in levees and hurricane protection structures that provides us with 100-year hurricane protection; and Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) that in the near future will recognize, for the first time in history, the recently completed 100-year […]

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$1.2 million tax renewal on ballot for Algiers flood protection – Article by Andrea Shaw ( Times Picayune)

Algiers residents will be asked Nov. 21 to renew a 6.35-mill tax to pay for flood protection. ( | The Times-Picayune) When Algiers voters go to the polls Nov. 21, they will be asked to renew a property tax that generates $1.2 million a year for flood protection. Early voting on the measure ends Saturday (Nov. 14). The […]

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Advocate endorses West Bank Flood Protection Millages

From Advocate Story: Our Views: Our recommendations on local propositions for New Orleans area voters “… Here are The Advocate’s positions on these issues. West Jefferson Levee District property tax – Yes. Algiers Levee District Property Tax Renewal – Yes. Last month’s heavy rains brought a timely reminder that flood control is vitally important across […]

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Levee taxes are essential to keeping us safe from storms: Editorial – Article by The Editorial Board (NOLA. com |The Times Picayune)

The | Times-Picayune editorial board makes the following recommendations for the Nov. 21 ballot. JEFFERSON PARISH WEST JEFFERSON LEVEE DISTRICT PROPOSITION To levy a 5.5 mill property tax for constructing and maintaining levees, flood protection, maintaining the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex and debt obligations for those projects FOR ORLEANS PARISH ALGIERS LEVEE DISTRICT […]

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BGR backs West Bank flood protection tax measures – Article by Andrea Shaw ( | The Times Picayune)

The Bureau of Governmental Research has endorsed flood protection taxes that voters in West Jefferson and Algiers will consider on Nov. 21. The non-profit cites increased obligations in maintaining a system levees, floodwalls and floodgates built after Hurricane Katrina. ( | The Times-Picayune) Two flood protection taxes on the Nov. 21 ballot for West Bank voters […]

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Gambit endorses West Bank Flood Protection Millages

From Gambit Best of New West Bank Flood Protection Millages: Yes Voters in Algiers and on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish will decide the fate of separate but related flood protection millage propositions. In Algiers, voters are asked to renew a 6.35-mill property tax to support the Algiers Levee District. In West Jefferson, […]

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