Friday, 15 April 2011 12:35
Louisiana Business: Waste Management Suit, University Med Center; Unemployment, N.O. Census
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Letter From Parish President John Young on Waste Management Lawsuit


The Parish of Jefferson and Waste Management have entered into a settlement agreement which results in a dismissal of a portion of the claim pending in Federal Court. This settlement was reached pursuant to the recommendations of Magistrate Judge Roby. The Parish and Waste Management still have claims against one another in Federal Court. Due to the pending litigation, we cannot go into any further detail at this time.


Jefferson Parish President, John F. Young, Jr.

Tags: Louisiana Business, Waste Management Suit, University Med Center; Unemployment, N.O. Census, Nicholls State, Mike Strain, Kenner Streamlining Government, Louisiana, New Orleans Housing 



University Medical Center

Monday will be the groundbreaking for the new University Medical Center, an LSU affiliate, which will provide comprehensive quality healthcare and trauma services as well as graduate medical education programs to train Louisiana’s future healthcare professionals. The $1.2 billion UMC will encompass a wide range of services to create a healing environment for patients and their families.

Mike Strain

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael “Mike” G. Strain of Covington was honored as State Official of the Year by the Louisiana Meat Processors Association last Friday April 8, 2011 at the LAMPA’s Spring Social in Breaux Bridge.


Nicholls State

Nicholls State University’s new research vessel, the R.V. Burt Wilson, will be ceremonially christened at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, in the Gouaux Hall parking lot on Ardoyne Drive. The event is free and open to the public..


Kenner Streamlining Government

The Kenner Streamlining Task Force will continue with meetings on Monday by hearing from the majority of the council members.  All presentations will be held in the Kenner Council Conference Room at Kenner City Hall at 1801 Williams Boulevard. The hearings will be conducted in Building B on the 3rd floor. The schedule is as follows:


Monday, April 18, 2011

            9:00 a.m. Start

                        Presentations by Kenner Council Members

9:00 a.m.         District 1 Councilman Greg Carroll & District 5 Councilman Kent Denapolis

10:00 a.m.       District 3 Councilman Ben Zahn & District 4 Councilman Maria DeFrancesch

11:00 a.m.       Administration Follow-Up Questions

12:15 p.m.       Council Member-At-Large Jeannie Black


Meetings will reconvene on Monday, April 25, 2011 as follows

Monday, April 25, 2011

2:00 p.m. Start

2:00 p.m. District 2 Councilman Joe Stagni

2:30 p.m. Task Force Follow-Up Questions

3:00 p.m. Kenner Fire Chief John Hellmers

3:30 p.m. Council Member-At-Large Member Branigan

4:00 p.m. Kenner Police Chief Steve Caraway 4

5:00 p.m. Public Comment and Recommendations

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

2:00 p.m. Start

Presentation by Kenner Streamlining Task Force


Unemployment Insurance

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims files form the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). Initial UI claims for the week ending April 9, 2011, increased to 4,201 from 3,591 for the week ending April 2, 2011. The over-the-week increase in initial claims was attributed in part to the first week of a new quarter for new and renewed UI claims. Continued UI weeks claimed for the week ending April 9, 2011, decreased to 42,678 from the previous week's total of 44,100.

New Orleans Census

  “What Census 2010 Reveals about Population and Housing in New Orleans and the Metro Area” data tables include:

Parish level data.

Total population, children, adults, population by race/ethnicity, total housing units, vacant housing units, and occupied housing units from 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010.

Total change and percent change over time.

Percent of total population in your parish that are children or adults, and percent that fall into each race/ethnicity category.

Percent of total housing units in your parish that are vacant or occupied.

Share of the metro area’s total population, adults, children, vacant units, and occupied units that are found in your parish


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