Jefferson Parish Council Statements

Goals in local government for 2018

“In 2018, I believe we need to continue to address the inequities of e-commerce and what it is doing to the retail sector inside of our parish. Additionally, I am excited to work with my colleagues to utilize the remaining hospital lease proceeds to address the needs of our senior citizen population.  We need to have planned retirement communities in Jefferson Parish that give residents options to stay within our community when they retire.”

Honorable Christopher L. Roberts

– Council Chairman, Councilman-at-Large, Division A

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“I will continue to push for neighborhood revitalization. I believe there are some great opportunities for a pilot project in the Terrytown neighborhood coupled with the upcoming improvements near the Oakwood Mall. We understand as a parish that we have aging housing stock and we need to provide incentives for updates so that we continue to be an attractive alternative for new families.”

Honorable Cynthia Lee-Sheng

– Council Chairwoman, Councilwoman-at-Large, Division B

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“In 2018, I hope that we will all support initiatives aimed at revitalizing the aging housing stock both in District 1, and in all of Jefferson Parish. I hope to gain assistance in efforts to work with state and federal agencies to promote the rebuilding of our coastal wetlands and to reduce flood insurance premiums, which will make Jefferson Parish a more affordable place to live and to do business.”

Honorable Ricky J. Templet

– Council Vice-Chairman, Councilman, District 1

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“My goal for the upcoming year is to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish by improving infrastructure and providing more amenities that will attract positive and gainful employment to the area.  Another goal is to create entrepreneurs and investors that will service Jefferson Parish for many years to come. I am excited for Jefferson Parish to grow and prosper and to build a stronger community through employment and new businesses.”

Honorable Mark D. Spears, Jr.

– Councilman, District 3

“Economic development and the quality of life of young families in Jefferson Parish go hand in hand.  We have pledged to analyze all facilities within the parish government to: determine where business hubs and resource centers can be located that will incentivize small business growth; determine if unused property within the parish can be converted to usable space; and through quarterly meetings with residents, determine how we can assist with business attraction and business retention within the parish.”

Honorable Dominick Impastato

– Councilman, District 4

“I am eager to work with the Chamber to grow our new food and wine event “Taste of Jefferson,” as well as continuing to renovate and improve Fat City. I am also excited about creating a new linear green space along Canal Street, a community visioning project for Bucktown marina and boardwalk, modernizing Metairie Road Library and Glendale Park, and designing future bike and pedestrian paths throughout the district.”

Honorable Jennifer Van Vrancken

– Council Vice-Chairwoman, Councilwoman, District 5

“My mission for the coming year is to continue to support projects on the West and East Bank that will improve the quality of life in District 2. In 2018, District 2 will see streets being repaired, drainage and sewerage improvements, and a new library, along with many other projects.”

Honorable Paul D. Johnston

– Councilman, District 2


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