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Amid flooding, Ascension president proposes year-long moratorium on new developments

4 months 5 days 10 hours ago Tuesday, May 18 2021 May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021 8:43 PM May 18, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment is proposing a pause on new residential and commercial developments for a year, citing pervasive drainage issues throughout the parish.

Cointment said Tuesday he's proposing the moratorium to the Ascension Parish Council this Thursday in response to recent major flooding. In a public letter, he cited increasingly common flood events caused by storm water run-off as the reason behind the proposal.

"The moratorium is necessary to give parish government time to consider all the aspects of the combined impact of additional development and increased frequency of severe weather events currently being experienced in Ascension Parish," the letter read in part. 

You can read the full letter here.

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