The redistricting alternatives for the City of Thibodaux are now available for public review and comment. The documents may be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Map and Demographic data files are .pdf documents and require Adobe Reader to view. Alternatively, plans may be viewed at the South Central Planning and Development Commission offices by contacting the office to set up an appointment.
Maps are also located at the Thibodaux City Hall.
Click here to download RFP for Appraisers’ documents:
Below is the complete list of redistricting maps for the four school boards of Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, and Terrebonne parishes, To view, click on each link and a .pdf document will open. Adobe Reader is required to view these documents. Some map files are large and may take a long time to download for users with dial-up or slower internet. All maps are available to view by coming to the SCPDC office. Please call ahead (985-851-2900) and schedule an appointment with the GIS personnel to ensure maps and staff are ready for viewing.
U.S. Department of Justice approves Assumption Parish School Board Reappointment Plan 3A.
- Pre-Clearance Letter
- Final School Board Plan 3A Parish Map
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 1
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 2
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 3
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 4
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 5
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 6
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 7
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 8
- Final School Board Plan 3A Ward 9
U.S. Department of Justice approves Lafourche Parish School Board Reappointment Plan 2A.
- Pre-Clearance Letter
- Final School Board Plan 2A Parish Map
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 1
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 2
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 3
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 4
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 5
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 6
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 7
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 8
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 9
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 10
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 11
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 12
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 13
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 14
- Final School Board Plan 2A District 15
U.S. Department of Justice approves St. Charles Parish School Board Reappointment Plan 4B.
- Pre-Clearance Letter
- Final School Board Plan 4B Parish Map
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 1
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 2
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 3
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 4
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 5
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 6
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 7
- Final School Board Plan 4B District 8
U.S. Department of Justice approves Terrebonne Parish School Board Reappointment Plan 3C-SB1.
- Pre-Clearance Letter
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 Parish Map
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 1
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 2
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 3
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 4
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 5
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 6
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 7
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 8
- Final School Board Plan 3C-SB1 District 9
The redistricting alternatives for the Town of Gramercy are now available for public review and comment. The documents may be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Map and Demographic data files are .pdf documents and require Adobe Reader to view. Alternatively, plans may be viewed at the South Central Planning and Development Commission offices by contacting the office to set up an appointment.
Maps are also located at the Gramercy Town Hall.
For Press Release, Posted on November 29, 2012 (Revised 12.11.2012)
South Central, Louisiana – In this imperfect world, aiming for zero deaths might sound a little unrealistic, but officers from the LA State Police Troop C, the sheriff’s offices and local police departments of the Bayou and River Parishes remain hopeful there would be no fatal crash over Christmas holidays.
Officers and partners of the South Central Safe Community Partnership (SCSCP) gathered at LSP Troop C on November 15 not only to discuss safety issues and projects but also to officially kick off the yearly Zero for December campaign and light the Christmas tree put together by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Bayou Region advocates. A brief press conference was also done.
LSP Troop C Commander Capt. Darrin Naquin (right) addresses the safety partners and advocates at the Zero for December Campaign kickoff as his PIO Evan Harrell looks out.
The Zero for December’s goal of no fatality between Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays was first set by LSP-Troop C in 2001. It has never been achieved so far. Last December 2011, there were three fatal crashes in Lafourche, one in Terrebonne, one in Assumption and one in St. James—which are all in Troop C area.
The event attendees were moved by the emotional testimony given by MADD’s Bayou Region Coordinator Josephine Lirette Rodrigue whose husband Elgin burnt to death in his truck that was hit by a 20-year-old drunk driver. A duet of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” by a victim’s mom Mary Kay Tracy and granddaughter Angel brought everyone to solace. After Rodrigue lit the tree that was adorned with white lights and photographs of drunk driving victims, MADD representative Valerie Cox said that for every fatal crash involving alcohol in the area, MADD will replace one white bulb with a red one. The SCSCP partners hoped this won’t happen this year.
“Drunk driving is one of the most significant issues facing society today,” said LSP-Troop C Commander Capt. Darrin Naquin as he welcomed everyone to the Zero for December campaign kickoff. He added that alcohol issue has done and continues to do much damage to the communities. Over the holidays, his troop and law enforcement partner agencies will increase patrols to catch drunk drivers. Find out what the Houma Police, Thibodaux Police, Lafourche SO and St. James SO have shared to do to enforce drunk driving over the holidays.
State troopers expressed how they’re trying to get the No Refusal Policy implemented in the Troop C area during the holidays as they did in 2010. This policy allows an officer to use a probable cause to obtain a signed search warrant from a judge so that suspected drunk drivers who refuse a Breathalyzer will submit to a urine, breath or blood test.
Capt. Naquin further advised drivers not to be behind the wheel if drunk but instead call a cab, sleep over at a pal’s house or designate a driver in order to prevent a DWI arrest and eventually avoid a wreck.
Also present at the campaign kickoff were Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis, SCSCP Chairman and Terrebonne Councilman Greg Hood Sr., and SCSCP Vice Chairman Capt. Craig Poche of St. James Sheriff’s Office. Representatives from LA Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) and LA Highway Safety Commission (LHSC) extended their support as well. Destination Zero Deaths (DZD), which is the official statewide mission branding, aligns with the Zero for December’s goal and vice versa. LADOTD developed the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) to lead partners to DZD. LHSC, on the other hand, has supported SCSCP’s efforts in promoting seatbelt use and preventing drunk driving for 12 years now through the Safe Communities Grant Program.
The South Central Safe Community Partnership (SCSCP) Executive Board Committee will meet on December 11, 2012 at 9:30-10:30 AM at the South Central Planning & Development Commission (SCPDC), 5058 West Main St., Houma. This meeting aims to elect SCSCP’s new Chairman and Vice Chairman as well as select the mini-grant recipients for Year 2013.
South Central Planning & Development Commission (SCPDC) requests Statements of Qualifications for professional environmental assessment services. Interested parties are invited to submit their Statements of Qualifications to conduct Phase I and II Environmental Assessments as pursuant to All Appropriate Inquiry as part of SCPDC’s Brownfields Petroleum and Hazardous Assessment Grants funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Detailed specifications of the Request for Qualifications may be obtained by contacting Jo-Anna Jones, Grant Administrator, South Central Planning & Development Commission, 5058 West Main St., Houma, LA 70360, 985-851-2900.
Statements of Qualifications will be accepted until 4:30 pm, Friday, December 14, 2012 and should be hand delivered or sent electronically to Jo-Anna Jones at the above address or at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to P.O. Box 1870, Gray, LA 70359.
For the first time in a decade, the members of the Houma-based South Central Safe Community Partnership (SCSCP) expanded the program scope of this year’s Traffic Safety Summit held on September 27 at the Houma Terrebonne Civic Center. New outdoor safety demos were showcased and more breakout sessions were conducted.
Not only did the coalition partners discuss the usual seatbelt and alcohol-related programs in addressing highway safety issues, they also touched on engineering initiatives like road safety assessment and bike safety planning that are designed to benefit all road users, including the bicyclists, pedestrians and the elderly. The traditional classroom-style event evolved into being more interactive with the addition of hands-on demonstrations that taught blind zone safety, bike safety, seatbelt use, motorcycle safety, sober driving, etc.
Around 113 safety partners (18% increase from last year’s 95 attendees) and almost 15 high school students joined the summit. It was SCSCP’s goal to not only educate the partners with best safety practices and bring them all on the same page towards realizing the state’s vision of Destination Zero Deaths, it also hoped to teach young drivers aged 17 to 24 who, based on statistics, are most likely to get distracted by cellphone use and impaired by alcohol or drugs. Hence, the attendance of some high school students from Assumption High School, Evergreen Junior High School and H.L. Bourgeois High School.
Moderated by SCSCP Chairman and Terrebonne Councilman District 3 Greg Hood, Sr., the summit was formally opened by South Central Planning and Development Commission’s (SCPDC) CEO Kevin Belanger. He thanked all the partners for all the efforts they’ve been doing to keep the roads safer. SCPDC provides the staff to coordinate for the regional implementation of two safety grant programs: Louisiana Highway Safety Commission’s (LHSC) Safe Communities and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development’s (LADOTD) Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP).
LADOTD Sherri LeBas addressed the coalition about how her department has been strategically looking at safety improvements to help us reach Destination Zero Deaths. “One death is too many,” she exclaimed. She proudly shared that Louisiana’s fatalities dropped from 993 in 2007 to 677 in 2011.
LHSC Executive Director John LeBlanc shared some important legislative updates and future plans. He said that LHSC hoped to continue supporting existing grant programs, with additional focus on distracted driving and Data-Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS) which the Thibodaux Police Department’s (TPD) Detective Jacob Thibodeaux and Lt. John Sutton, Jr. did a presentation on during the last part of the opening ceremony.
TPD currently uses DDACTS as a tactic to reduce roadway crashes. Both Thibodeaux and Sutton expressed how DDACTS initiative saw a tremendous effect on deterring crime and roadway crashes in Thibodaux. It helped them increase DWI arrests of 27 in 2010 to 183 in 2011. This year they’ve issued 196 DWI arrests already so far; their goal is 200.
LADOTD Highway Safety Administrator Dan Magri presented on the statewide SHSP’s accomplishments and plans. SHSP’s goal is to reduce fatalities to 483 in 2030. He mentioned that the new highway bill, MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century) supports their aggressive safety agenda and increases the safety budget of $18 million to $45 million.
Louisiana Transportation Research Center (LTRC) Director Dr. Marie Walsh updated everyone that her Local Road Safety Program (LRSP) team is working with SCPDC to do road safety assessments (RSA) and implement low-cost safety improvements in the six-parish region (up to $500,000). Her team also conducted the impaired driving workshop last October 10, 2012 at SCPDC which taught the law enforcement officers techniques on processing impaired drivers.
Between 10 AM and 2:45 PM, various one-hour breakout sessions were held. Morning sessions tackled topics on: nighttime seatbelt enforcement benefits presented by TPD special operations commander Capt. Jamey Fontenot; child passenger safety updates, issues and recalls by Lexlee’s Kids executive director Crystal Pichon; and putting bike safety at the forefront of regional planning by New Orleans RPC pedestrian and bicycle program manager Dan Jatres. Held after lunch were sessions on Sudden Impact Program by LA Passenger Task Force (LPSTF) program director Bridget Gardner; No Refusal Policy & DWI Search Warrant Procedures by Jefferson Parish assistant district attorney Norma Broussard; and Safety for Older Drivers by American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) district coordinator Wade Hebert. The last set of sessions were on Road Safety Assessment (RSA) presented by LADOTD law enforcement consultant Ron Whittaker and Distracted Driving by FHWA safety program coordinator Betsey Tramonte.
Highway Safety Research Group’s (HSRG) System Analyst showed how to navigate around the crash data dashboard which was developed to support SHSP implementation. He also announced the availability of the crash fact book, agency web portal and the GIS web portal. A quick update on the South Central Regional Transportation Safety Plan (SCRTSP), which is SCPDC’s regional version of SHSP, was done by Team Leaders Sgt. Matt Trahan of LSP Troop C, Lt. Bobbie O’Bryan of HPD, and Terry Arabie of Lafourche Parish Government. The teams hoped to continue its ongoing efforts and embark on new initiatives that support the statewide SHSP. SCPDC’s Transportation Planner Joshua Manning informed all that SCPDC’s Regional Bike and Pedestrian Plan was targeted to be completed by November 2012. Included in the plan are existing and proposed infrastructures that would provide better connectivity, accessibility and safety such as sidewalks, bike lanes, bike paths and recreational facilities. In closing, Troop C Commander Captain Darrin Naquin commended everyone’s collaboration to bring the fatality numbers in the right direction.
Posted on November 1, 2012
The submission to the US Justice Department for the Lafourche Parish School Board Redistricting is now available for public review and comment. The document may be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Data files are .pdf documents and require Adobe Reader to view. Alternatively, plans may be viewed at the South Central Planning and Development offices by contacting the office to set up an appointment.