St. Tammany Parish Louisiana In Violation of ADA Federal Law


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In Violation for Past Eight Years



A reporter with The News Banner, Leslie Ackel, has spent time over the past few months of 2002 looking into ADA compliance in western St. Tammany Parish.

A very special thanks to Leslie for her perseverance and hard work.


Are parish and city governments in compliance with federal law?
Parish courthouse not in ADA compliance
Mandeville working to be ADA accessible
Not Up To Code
Barriers coming down in parish



The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.  ~Humbert H. Humphrey


What's new?


Parish Council schedule to vote on budget (A secretary for the new ADA)
Davis Appoints Tobin as Social Service Coordinator (Tobin also appointed ADA coordinator replacing Bruce Crouch)
Covington becoming accessible
Redoing courthouse may cost more than expected (Asbestos remediation will also have to be completed.)
Slidell allocates $13,000 for work on 2 buildings (Woes at courthouse, senior center persist)
Winston shores up health panel (Ethics Board finds some nominees have conflicts of interest)
Human Services Authority board members sworn in
Health care progress slow - State's elderly, disabled still have few options


St. Tammany Veterans


Tammany veterans decry shabby
Veterans Affairs office is moving to new home
New office offers veterans, counselors more privacy


St. Tammany Kids


Future leader: Annie Simon
Kids Konnection to build handicap accessible playground

DA announces crackdown against elderly abuse
A new elderly abuse protection division aimed to sniff out and prosecute those who take advantage of the aged and infirm was unrolled in 22nd Judicial Court last Friday.

The program, funded with a $40,000 grant to cover Washington and St. Tammany Parishes, will combat "an unusually high number of criminal offenses being committed against persons who are 60 years" or older, said St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Walter Reed. It's believed to be the first of its kind in Louisiana.



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