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St. John the Baptist Parish was well represented in Washington D.C. with Parish President Natalie Robottom, Council members Marvin Perrilloux, Cheryl Millet, and Lennix Madere and other area representatives in attendance to defend and support the recommended plan. All agencies in the Civil Works Review Board Meeting were very supportive of the plan; however, minor additions need to be made to the final document before releasing for a 30-day review. The Chief's Report is expected to be completed by December 2014. This report will then allow for Congress to consider final authorization for the project and a funding source.
"The Civil Works Review Board is obviously committed to this project and I am confident that the New Orleans Corps will make all requested revisions to the document within the next couple of weeks. This is a great day for St. John Parish, the River Parishes, and the state of Louisiana," said Parish President Natalie Robottom.
"The overall meeting was informative and a success. The Louisiana team was unified and totally on point with questions that were asked. Thanks goes to my council members, Cheryl Millet and Lennix Madere, who were in attendance to support the efforts. Also, thanks to the entire council who supported all our efforts," said Council Chairman Marvin Perrilloux.