The East Jefferson Levee District is under the authority of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority East which oversees the flood and hurricane protection systems of St. Bernard parish, the east bank of Orleans parish, the east bank of Jefferson parish.

The East Jefferson Levee District maintains and operates the flood protection levee system around the east bank portion of Jefferson Parish to protect the citizens of East Jefferson from tidal flooding of Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi River. The East Jefferson Levee District insures the integrity of the levee system throughout the year and maintains a high state of readiness with adequately trained personnel and sufficient operational equipment.

 

NOTICE: IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE LEVEE PLEASE CALL THE CORPS AT 877-427-0345

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New “Coast to Coast” Seat Belt Enforcement Effort

Aims to Increase Click It or Ticket Participation, Save Lives

 [Kenner, LA]From May 23 to June 5, 2016, East Jefferson Levee District law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. 

According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use.

In 2014, nearly half of the 21,022 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained, according to NHTSA. During the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number increased to 57 percent of those killed. Law enforcement agencies will write citations day and night, with a zero-tolerance approach. 

This year, NHTSA is aiming to increase campaign participation even more by coordinating a “Coast to Coast” seat belt enforcement effort, to include all law enforcement around specific interstate corridors, such as I-10, I-40, I-70, and I-80. This effort does not limit Click It or Ticket enforcement to these corridors, or prevent states from participating in the campaign; rather, these corridors will serve to link and highlight the “Coast to Coast” seat belt enforcement effort. All law enforcement agencies can join the effort to emphasize the “Coast to Coast” effort.
 

For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.
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Our Administration office will be closed from 11:00am to 4:30pm on Thursday, May 26th for safety training and will re-open Friday, May 27th at 8:00am.
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MEETING NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENTS

THE SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA FLOOD PROTECTION AUTHORITY EAST

MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS:


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Tentative Locations for Board meetings hosted by:

East Jefferson Levee District: 2nd Floor Council Chambers, Joseph Yenni Bldg.
1221 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, LA.

Orleans Levee District: Franklin Administrative Complex, Meeting Room 221,
6920 Franklin Avenue, New Orleans, LA

Lake Borgne Basin Levee District: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers, St. Bernard Parish Government Complex
8201 West Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, LA

*Committee meetings will be scheduled as needed each month immediately prior to or after the regular monthly Board meetings.

REGULAR MONTHLY BOARD MEETING

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: St. Bernard Parish Council Chambers

St. Bernard Parish Government Complex
8201 West Judge Perez Blvd.

Chalmette, Louisiana




Board Meeting to be held June 16, 2016 @ 11:00 am

 Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours before the meeting



COASTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING to be held at a later date


Finance Committee Meeting, to be held at a later date

-Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting

Operations Committee Meeting,  to be held at a later date

- Agenda to be posted at least 24 hours prior to the meeting

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Picnic Table approaching Huey P. Long
Dog pulling girl on scooter
Ms. Bea's Gazebo
Levee at Williams Blvd.
EJLD Walking Trail
Biker on Trail
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