January – February 2016

I hope you, your family and friends have a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. Our next membership meeting will
be Tuesday, January 12, 2016 in the gymnasium on the 2nd floor at Jefferson Playground for 7:00 p.m. Drinks and refreshments will be on hand. We hope to discuss several topics from progress on our new website, beautification on Jefferson Highway, plans to restructure our social events and get your opinion on what you think we can do in the upcoming year to improve our association, neighborhood and discuss what projects or ideas you think this association needs to address.

January begins this association’s membership drive. We hope you will help us become the strongest, as well as the
most active civic association in Jefferson Parish by joining or renewing your membership for another year. You can also help us grow by asking your neighbors to come attend our meeting and joining with one of the largest civic associations in Jefferson parish. With over 600 members now, and hopefully more in the near future, we can improve our neighborhood and be the best in Jefferson Parish. We have worked well with our elected officials in the past and hope to continue to do so in the future. We have fought business encroachment into our neighborhood, explosive propane refilling stations, condominiums that could have threatened our levee, predatory businesses such as illegal pharmacies, worked to reduce the number of apartment complexes, illegal construction and code enforcement violations. We have worked to improved infrastructure such as drainage, streets, signage, all while working to improve the quality of life, property values, and our playgrounds and parks. We worked with our councilman to increase the footprint of Jefferson Playground while working to remove an environmentally dangerous business. We were instrumental in getting more lighting for our parks and helping to improve playground equipment. We also worked to get street lights fixed which helps along with increased police patrol to keep our neighborhood safe for all our families. I hope you will help us grow our association and improve our area by joining and encouraging your neighbors and friends to join. Invite them to a meeting so they can see what we are all about. We still have one of the lowest membership fees of all civic associations in Jefferson Parish at $10/person or $20/household and you get some of the best social events offered by any neighborhood association. Please renew or begin your membership with Suburban Terrace Civic Association today.
I was privileged to attend the inauguration of our new Parish President and Council. I look forward to working with
them for the next four years and hope we have as good or better rapport in the past. Our new Parish President, Mike
Yenni, has vowed to make our parish the best destination for new business and residents in Louisiana. I sincerely wish
him well and hope he can work with the civic community to do just that. I also wish our councilman, Paul Johnston, the best of luck and look forward to working with him again and our council at large, Cynthia Lee-Sheng and Chris Roberts.
Again, I hope to see you all at our meeting on Tuesday, January 12th for 7:00 p.m. upstairs in the gym at Jefferson
Playground.
Thank you,
Kennith J. Lassalle, President
Suburban Terrace Civic Association
suburbanterracecivicassoc@cox.net