We live at the doorstep of one of the world’s great estuaries. We have huge concentrations of natural resources, internationally vital industry, and resilient people. These assets provide us with a unique opportunity: to create a common future for south Louisiana. The 2012 Master Plan captures our resolve to build a strong future for Louisiana—our commitment to the coast.
Because the 2012 Coastal Master Plan will guide state investments for the next five years, it is an important milestone for the citizens and communities that call south Louisiana home. The state has laid the groundwork for the plan, but we cannot do this work alone. We continue to look for opportunities to better understand what different communities value, and we welcome the opportunity to hear your ideas and answer your questions.
The following is a summary of recent outreach efforts, public meetings, and briefings:
- 3 Open House and Public Hearings on the draft plan (New Orleans, Houma, Lake Charles)
- 10 Regional Community Meetings held with Public in July – September 2011
- 15 Meetings with Fisheries, Oil and Gas, and Navigation Focus Group
- 16 Presentations to the CPRA and the Governor’s Advisory Commission
- 60 Framework Development Team Members, representing Community, Industry, Federal, State, NGO, and Academic Organizations
- 116 Presentations to Civic, Business, Non-profit, or Professional Groups
- 1,350 Attendees at the 10 Regional Community Meetings and 3 Public Hearings
- 2,200 Public comments received on the draft plan
The following individuals or groups requested and received briefings provided by members of the Planning Team:
- Abbeville Rotary
- Association of Levee Boards of Louisiana
- Bayou Grace Community Services
- Chenier Plain Committee
- Coast Builder’s Coalition
- Iberia Levee District
- Global Green
- Lafourche Chamber of Commerce
- Louisiana Charter Boat Association
- Louisiana Landowners Association
- Louisiana Oyster Task Force
- Greater New Orleans Regional Planning Commission
- Save Our Wetlands – Getting it Done Together
- Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East
- South Lafourche Levee District
- United Houma Nation Tribal Council
- Vermilion Rice Growers Association
*Appendix G contains a complete list of briefings.
Future 2012 Master Plan Briefings
Contact the Planning Team and ask that a presentation be made to your civic or professional group. Email the Planning Team at MasterPlan@la.gov to learn more.