Tammany Together has dissolved

Formed in April 2007, Tammany Together accomplished a lot in its short existence.

  • Participated in Home Rule Charter Review Committee with League of Women Voters.
  • During the parish-wide comprehensive rezoning several years ago, worked to educate the citizens about it and the importance of participating via press releases and public meetings. Tammany Together members participated in the process throughout the parish.
  • Advocated for more transparency and public access and input into the parish’s comprehensive rezoning process.
  • When a new Uniform Development Code (comprehensive rezoning rules) was developed, the old one remained on the parish website. Tammany Together pushed the Parish Administration to put the new code online to make it available to the public.
  • Had multiple discussions with parish administration to improve parish code enforcement.
  • Issued resolutions on Term Limits and publicized our position.
    • Made the public aware that the wording of the ordinance to add a third term for the Parish President and apply term limits to the Parish Council actually meant that a vote "for" term limits would restart the "term limit clock" for the Parish President, increasing the incumbent’s term limit from two to five consecutive terms and not the three the ordinance implied.
  • Supported Slidell residents who wanted the Slidell landfill closed on schedule rather than allowing the owner to operate it for years longer.
  • Due to 18-wheelers lining on and off ramps at the I-12/Hwy 434 interchange, causing a safety issue, persuaded DOTD to post No Parking Signs on the ramps. Received commitment from LSP Troop L to ticket 18-wheelers violating the No Parking signs.
  • Publicized our position on keeping wetlands and flood plains intact (i.e. – do not develop in them) so that they continue to function as water storage areas to help to prevent flooding. This position was repeatedly used in zoning cases & presented to Town of Abita.
  • Members of Library Committee worked with Library board and staff on major issues.
  • Attended parish meetings about recycling.
  • Advocated having Parish meetings broadcast live on the Parish Access Channel.
    • Commended the Parish for providing Internet access to the most recent Parish Council meeting on the parish web site but encouraged expanding access to archival videos of past meetings instead of only the most recent meeting.
    • Encouraged the live streaming of all Parish Council and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings and live and archival viewing of all public meetings of parish government.
    • Encouraged real-time and/or archival viewing of the complete programming content of Access St. Tammany as televised on Charter Communications cable channel 10.
  • Conducted a survey that demonstrated public objection to a proposal to allow placing a casino on the Slidell shoreline.
  • Developed a brochure that Arrow Wood Estates used to prevent a sewer and water utility from using their residential streets to do major work on their site.
  • Heavily involved in educating residents about the dangers of fracking.
  • Proposed ordinances to require bonds for heavy industry to pay for any damage their activities might cause.