St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

LA SAFE Round 5 Community Meeting

LA SAFE Round 5 Community Meeting

Monday, Dec. 11 (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) — LaPlace Elementary School, 393 Greenwood Drive, LaPlace

Thursday, December 7, 2017

St. John the Baptist Parish - The fifth and final round of community meetings for Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE) is just around the corner. Residents are invited to evaluate potential projects for St. John Parish.  

The planning team has worked with residents, parish officials, NGO partners and other supporters of this initiative to narrow down the list of potential proposals in Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany and Terrebonne parishes.

At the meeting, residents will have an opportunity to review six pilot proposals developed over the course of the previous four meetings. LA SAFE planning team members will also be on hand to answer questions about the projects before a preference is selected.

As an added bonus, food and music will be offered.



LA SAFE is a planning process to develop a common vision with coastal residents intended to guide parish-specific decision-making in coming decades relative to projected flood risks. The Louisiana Office of Community Development’s Disaster Recovery Unit, in partnership with the Foundation for Louisiana’s Coastal Resilience Leverage Fund and the elected leadership of the parish, is coordinating the LA SAFE planning initiative. The planning process is a key step in the implementation of LA SAFE, a $40 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Once plans are developed, the LA SAFE team will use the balance of funds to invest in proposed programs and projects. LA SAFE is a community-focused resilience and adaptation policy framework complementing the state’s Coastal Master Plan.