Calcasieu Parish Police Jury holds strategic planning session - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury holds strategic planning session

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Calcasieu Parish Police Jury held their strategic planning session for 2018 on Friday. The CPPJ released a survey for Parish residents to take during May. They used the data collected from the over 700 surveys to create a list of 12 priorities for the Parish. 

They jurors narrowed the list down to five priorities to focus on for the next three to five years.

These priorities, which were listed in a handout, included:

  1. Focus on long-term infrastructure needs and implement initiatives focused on addressing those needs (vs. narrow, short-term focus) - traffic patterns, housing, community partnerships, human service programs, quality of life improvements, etc. Consider and pursue opportunities for public-private partnership at all levels of parish government operations.
  2. Create greater efficiencies in resources, expertise, etc. between parish and CPPJ special service districts (fire, drainage, recreation, etc.). Eliminate/reduce duplication in services provided by the cities/state and CPPJ to city vs. parish residents.
  3. Create, facilitate, and support strong quality of life measures (parks, recreation, beautification, etc.) that make Calcasieu Parish a place that people want to call home for years to come.
  4. Build upon recent and ongoing efforts related to parish-wide drainage needs and improvements at a watershed level.
  5. Create a more friendly community by reducing litter and pollution and improving water quality. 
  6. Facilitate parish-wide development that includes and acknowledges nuances in specific areas (ex: fringe areas, lakefront, I-10) but also set parish-wide standards and zoning requirements that cities buy into (including areas such as bike access and alternative transportation needs).

CPPJ says that although the survey is over, they would still like input from their constituents. To find out who your police juror is and how to contact them, click here

Copyright KPLC 2018. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Man steals two buses and crashes into building

    Man steals two buses and crashes into building

    Saturday, August 18 2018 12:01 PM EDT2018-08-18 16:01:28 GMT
    Man steals two buses (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)Man steals two buses (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)

    Lake Charles Police say that shortly after midnight on August 18, 2018 a man stole a Vinton bus crashing it in the 2900 block of Broad St. Police arrived on scene after the man had fled on foot. Sgt. Keenum with the LCPD says that later that morning police received a report that a second bus had been stolen from Chennault airport. The bus was spotted by officers shortly after who pursued the bus which then crashed into the side of a building on the intersection of Holly Hill and We...

    More >>

    Lake Charles Police say that shortly after midnight on August 18, 2018 a man stole a Vinton bus crashing it in the 2900 block of Broad St. Police arrived on scene after the man had fled on foot. Sgt. Keenum with the LCPD says that later that morning police received a report that a second bus had been stolen from Chennault airport. The bus was spotted by officers shortly after who pursued the bus which then crashed into the side of a building on the intersection of Holly Hill and We...

    More >>
  • Veteran sues New Orleans VA Office saying his rights violated concerning benefits

    Veteran sues New Orleans VA Office saying his rights violated concerning benefits

    Friday, August 17 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-08-18 01:02:04 GMT

    George Jackson is a navy combat veteran from the Vietnam war.  he's bedridden since a fall fourteen years ago... "I cannot walk around.  I can feed myself, and basically that's the extent of what I can do.  I can brush my teeth.  Other than that I get help from my wife to do everything else that I need to do." Jackson explains, his disability became so  severe because of injuries  stemming from his SERVICE. "I didn't have the problem befo...

    More >>

    George Jackson is a navy combat veteran from the Vietnam war.  he's bedridden since a fall fourteen years ago... "I cannot walk around.  I can feed myself, and basically that's the extent of what I can do.  I can brush my teeth.  Other than that I get help from my wife to do everything else that I need to do." Jackson explains, his disability became so  severe because of injuries  stemming from his SERVICE. "I didn't have the problem befo...

    More >>
  • Topsy homicide suspect found

    Topsy homicide suspect found

    Friday, August 17 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-08-18 00:34:46 GMT
    Jeff Davis authorities are investigating a homicide on Ieyoub Road in Topsy. (Source: KPLC)Jeff Davis authorities are investigating a homicide on Ieyoub Road in Topsy. (Source: KPLC)

    The search for the suspect in last Friday's homicide in Topsy has been found. Authorities in Beaumont, Texas spotted a vehicle suspected to be driven by the suspect, David Wade Clark. After being spotted, Clark lead Jefferson Country Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit through a neighborhood. Clark was traveling with a man named Michael Castille from Lake Charles, who had been helping Clark in his travels. The two were able to escape the authorities and abandon the vehicle at a sma...

    More >>

    The search for the suspect in last Friday's homicide in Topsy has been found. Authorities in Beaumont, Texas spotted a vehicle suspected to be driven by the suspect, David Wade Clark. After being spotted, Clark lead Jefferson Country Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit through a neighborhood. Clark was traveling with a man named Michael Castille from Lake Charles, who had been helping Clark in his travels. The two were able to escape the authorities and abandon the vehicle at a sma...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly