On June 17, 2021, the Ascension Parish Council voted to adopt a nine-month temporary moratorium on the East Bank of the Parish regarding all land divisions across the parish but outside the municipalities, except those in industrial zoning categories. HBA members, including residents and leadership, spoke in opposition of the moratorium.
On June 28, 2021, East Ascension Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1 met in a special meeting. With majority approval, the East Ascension Drainage Board District #1 voted to remove Ascension Parish President Clint Coinment as head of the parish’s drainage projects among other items on the agenda. The meeting activities are currently being debated and would not go in effect until 60 days after the vote.
On July 15, 2021, a temporary moratorium on the east bank of the Parish regarding subdivision of property was made active after a public posting. Subdivision of property shall mean any simple division, family partition, minor subdivision, or major subdivision. This shall exclude subdivision of property zoned light, medium, or heavy industrial and the municipalities of Sorrento, Donaldsonville, and Gonzales.
“There are no winners. The community needs us to come together. We are here to build a more resilient Ascension Parish through working with residents and administration to create a quality building process with transparency and accountability. Let’s get to work,” said Brandon Ivey, Ivey Construction, Home Builders Association of Greater Baton Rouge Chair.