Advocacy Alert:

Proposed Moratoriums

A moratorium policy is a government regulation that halts construction activity. Moratoriums should not be imposed in an effort to solve infrastructure-related problems. Sound infrastructure planning is not a short-term fix. It is a long-term process that requires diligence, commitment, and professionalism on the part of professional planners and elected leaders.

Parish councils in Ascension and Iberville parishes have introduced moratorium ordinances to halt construction activity, and East Baton Rouge parish introduced a discussion addressing a moratorium for neighborhoods. Read more about below.

RESIDENTS! WE ARE WITH YOU! We want infrastructure issues fixed too! There is no need to stop an industry that provides jobs for our community to fix the infrastructure issues!


Voice your opposition on moratoriums
Sign the Ascension PetitionContact Ascension Council Members


Iberville Parish Council Meeting
Moratorium Vote

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:30 PM
Iberville Parish Courthouse
58050 Meriam Street
Plaquemine, LA 70764

Meeting Details

Ascension Parish Council Meeting
Moratorium Vote
Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:00 PM
Ascension Parish Courthouse
607 E. Worthey Road
Gonzales, LA 70737

Meeting Details

EBR Parish Council Meeting
Moratorium Discussion
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 4:00 PM
Metropolitan City Hall
222 St. Louis Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Meeting Details

Ascension Parish Moratorium

During a rare rain event on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, Ascension Parish President Clint Cointment released a document outlining a temporary moratorium ordinance on future subdivision of property, both residential and commercial development, for twelve months. The moratorium ordinance was prompted by the flooding of 54 homes and introduced at the Ascension Parish Council meeting on May 20, 2021.

View and/or download informational documents related to Ascension Parish below.

May 20th

Introduction of Moratorium Ordinance on New Development

June 17th

Vote on Moratorium Ordinance on New Development (Public Comment)
A message from
Bart Waguespack
Ascension Parish Developer, Builder, Resident

At the Public Hearing for the ordinance, you can complete a RED public speaker card – not in support, located at the entrance of the room. You do not have to speak.

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Iberville Parish Moratorium

June 8th

Introduction of Moratorium Ordinance on New Development

June 15th

Vote on Moratorium Ordinance on New Development (Public Comment)

EBR Parish Moratorium

June 9th

Introduction of Discussion addressing moratorium policy for neighborhoods

June 23rd

Discussion of a Moratorium (Public Comment)