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Louisiana parish consolidates drainage districts from seven to two


June 10, 2019
By American Press

The police jury in Calcasieu Parish, a parish located on the southwest border of Louisiana, voted 9-4 to consolidate the drainage districts from seven to two. Officials said the change, which takes effect June 24, allows for drainage to be managed based on watersheds, rather than political boundaries.

Now Calcasieu Parish is looking for two additional board members for each of the soon-to-be consolidated drainage districts by the end of the month. No formal submissions for the board seats have been filed as of June 7, 2019. | READ MORE