New Orleans Events –Thursday, August 25, 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, August 25, 2016.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro visits Baton Rouge, LA, to meet HUD-assisted residents, HUD staff, and local elected officials to get an update on the housing impacts of the recent flooding disaster. He also meets Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and joins Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet for lunch with local small business owners whose businesses were impacted by the flooding. Agenda includes driving tour of flood-damaged public housing property in Denham Springs, LA, with stops at Livingston Manor Apartments, 8045 Vincent Rd. and Denham Springs Housing Authority, 600 Eugene St., 9:00 a.m., meet-and-greet with HUD staff who are working directly with local residents, New Hope DRC, 5925 Greenwell Springs Rd., Baton Rouge, 10:00 a.m., and tour of Joint Field Office with Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and getting updates from HUD staff, 415 N. 15th St., Baton Rouge, 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Louisiana Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain meets with farmers impacted by recent flooding at, Pointe Coupee Farmers Co-op, 5087 Hwy. 1, Batchelor, 9:00 a.m.; Sunshine Equipment Company, 2300 LA-70, Donaldsonville, 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Louisiana State Senator Bodi White holds special senate homeland security meeting to discuss recent flooding, 9:00 a.m.
Louisiana State Capitol, 900 North 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – NPPD Office of Infrastructure Protection Protective Security Coordination Division Protective Security Advisor Jeff McKee delivers remarks on active shooter response, at a responding to workplace violence event, 9:10 a.m.
Location: Radisson Hotel, 2445 S. Acadian Thruway, Baton Rouge, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chairman David Vitter hosts Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet in Louisiana, to tour the flood-impacted areas in Livingston, Ascension, and East Baton Rouge parishes. They visit SBA Business Recovery Center at Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Ln., Baton Rouge, 9:30 a.m., tour damage in Ascension Parish with Sheriff Jeffrey Wiley, starting at The Venue, 13475 Hwy 431, St. Amant, 10:45 a.m., hold press availability at Mason's Grill, 13556 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge, 1:45 p.m., tour damage with Denham Springs Mayor Gerard Landry and Livingston Parish President Layton Ricks, starting at Old Town Hall, 115 Mattie St., Denham Springs, 2:30 p.m., and hold roundtable to discuss recovery efforts with Walker Mayor Rick Ramsey and business owners, Southeastern LA University Literacy and Technology Center, 9261 Florida Blvd., Walker, 3:45 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards arrives at Youngsville Sports Complex, 801 Savoy Rd., Youngsville, 9:30 a.m., tours Highland Ridge Subdivision, 9:35 a.m., arrives at 102 Arthur Ave., Lake Arthur, 10:45 a.m., and tours sandbag site, Grand Ave., Lake Arthur, 10:50 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – New Orleans City Councilwoman Cantrell introduces a resolution promoting the advancement of women and the elimination of discrimination against women, 10:15 a.m.
Location: New Orleans City Council Chambers, New Orleans.
Thursday, Aug. 25 – Jefferson Parish host 1st annual Community Prayer Service for Law Enforcement, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Law Enforcement memorial, Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA.