What will you do to invest in drainage infrastructure and develop policies and strategies for stormwater management in our district?

Nanette Cook
Nanette Cook
Candidate for City Council District 4

As a current council member, I have participated in the rededication of funds to drainage and reported areas of my district that need attention. I have also secured $5 million in the current budget to dredge the Vermilion River, a Corps of Engineers waterway. I have also been involved in meetings with members of the Corps, the Mississippi River Commission and our Watershed Council to establish a plan for our entire watershed district.

Joyce Linde
Joyce Linde
Candidate for City Council District 4

Investment in drainage needs to be a top priority. A regional plan needs to be developed and accelerated. The plan needs to insure that while alleviating flooding in one area, it does no harm to another. In November 2017, the LCG Council paired drainage and CREATE on the Ballot — forcing citizens to vote for both or none. In April 2019, LCG Council voted to take $10M away from drainage for libraries and recreation. I will put drainage and flooding as top priority in funding and planning.