Thursday, March 3, 2022
I hope you all enjoyed a safe and festive Mardi Gras. I was happy to see our communities join together to celebrate the return of Carnival to the Northshore after the absence of parades last year due to COVID-19.
Tonight at its regular monthly meeting, the Parish Council will consider introduction of my proposed zoning density moratorium ordinance.
As Parish President, I recognize that continuing land and subdivision development at the current pace without addressing the infrastructure needs will be detrimental to the quality of life to which we are accustomed. With the identification and funding of planning and engineering initiatives currently underway, and with funding of critical infrastructure improvements in place and budgeted, this will help us catch up to the pace of current development. The proposed ordinance suspends high-density residential zoning/rezoning/re-subdivision applications in order to protect and preserve the health, safety, and welfare of our citizens. The proposed parish wide zoning density moratorium allows for development of property under its current zoning classification, does not apply to property zoned for commercial uses, and does not prohibit the issuance of building permits in any zoning classification.
I encourage our citizens to attend the meeting to voice your thoughts on the proposed ordinance. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the Parish Council Chambers on Koop Drive.
As always, should you have questions or if I may be of assistance to you in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Thank you and stay safe!
Michael B. Cooper