St. Bernard Parish has sought legal action against the Flood Protection Authority (FPA).
In response to the Flood Protection Authority’s attempt to divest itself of their local flood protection and drainage responsibilities, St. Bernard Parish officials on behalf of its residents, have met with the District Attorney and their legal team to move forward with previous lawsuits against the FPA. The legal actions are due to the FPA’s attempt to illegally suspend day-to-day operations of pumping and draining in St. Bernard Parish and their unwillingness to come to a fair resolution.
Since 2016, St. Bernard Parish Government has worked tirelessly to assist the Flood Protection Authority in its obligations to operate pumping stations and maintain drainage in St. Bernard Parish. President Guy McInnis and the St. Bernard Parish Council are disappointed the FPA has decided to walk away from negotiations and attempted to divest themselves of their obligation to operate and maintain drainage and pumping stations.
“My administration and our Parish Council are steadfast in ensuring that the Flood Protection Authority will not take our tax dollars and divest itself of this most important responsibility. We are committed to providing our residents, businesses, and taxpayers with the flood protection that we all deserve. The FPA’s actions will not stand!” said Parish President Guy McInnis.