Port and Council Meetings Cancelled due to Unexpected Absences

The Plaquemines Parish Port Harbor and Terminal District meeting and the Parish Council meeting scheduled for February 11 were cancelled minutes after the planned 3 p.m. start time.

Unfortunately for the citizens who may have wanted to voice their concerns or support for certain ordinances and resolutions, there were not enough council members present to reach the “quorum” necessary to hold a council meeting. According to Louisiana state law, 5 out of 9 council members must be present to conduct a council meeting. On February 11, only 4 showed.

At the meeting were council members for district 1 John Barthelemy, district 5 Benny Rousselle, district 6 Trudy Newberry, and district 9 Mark “Hobbo” Cognevich.

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