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Iberia Parish is Preparing to Shove It In Us Folks

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A Notice of Public Meeting was issued by the Iberia Parish Council yesterday in regards to a meeting scheduled to take place for levying additional millages for the parish.  The meeting, scheduled for May 9, 2018, intends to "consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval."  In essence, we are looking at getting stuck with more taxes, regardless of what the citizens of Iberia Parish think.

First thing that came to mind when I read this crap was that money pit called the "Isle of Iberia" formally named "Cajun RVera."  The Parish, in their infinite wisdom, decided to go full idiot and support the building of an RV park, trying to live up to the likes of Cajun Palms.  However, what turned out to be nothing more than a pipe dream and probably filled up a few pockets, we were stuck with millions in debt.

It's now more apparent than ever to get rid of the entire Council and put into place fiscally educated representation.  These clowns that we have running this Parish is intent on having more of an exodus to cities like Broussard and Youngsville.

Posted on April 3, 2018 and filed under Iberia Parish.

Ditch Qualifies for Iberia Parish President Race

David Ditch, Republican candidate for Iberia Parish President, qualified this morning in New Iberia for the election this fall.  Pictured with Ditch is his father, Dr. Carl Ditch.

New Iberia– David Ditch officially qualified as a candidate for Iberia Parish President today at the Clerk of Courts office in New Iberia.

Ditch, a 38-year-old Republican and lifelong native of Iberia Parish, is running to fill the position being vacated by current parish president, Errol Romero. Ditch is the current Iberia Parish council member representing District 7. The primary election will be held on Saturday, October 24th.

“It’s going to take innovative conservative leadership in order get our parish back on a track towards economic stability, to provide our children a quality education and to create better jobs for our families. I’m eager for the chance to share my conservative vision with the voters and I am looking forward to the weeks ahead,” Ditch said.

David Ditch is a graduate of Louisiana State University where he earned his degree in Business and his Master in Business Administration. Following graduation from LSU, Ditch has built two small businesses in Iberia Parish; Home Instead Senior Care, which provides opportunities for seniors to remain independent in their homes, and Private Workforce Solutions, which provides labor alternatives for the industrial, agricultural and oil and gas sectors.

Ditch is a Conservative Republican who believes in protecting the right to life, the 2nd Amendment, traditional marriage and protecting families and businesses from an overreaching federal government.

In addition to serving on the Iberia Parish Council Ditch has actively served the community as a board member of Kiwanis, PepperPlex, Bourgeois 2030 and Ducks Unlimited. He is also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Ditch is the son of Iberia Parish Coroner Dr. Carl Ditch and the late Lynn Ditch. David and his wife Jessica have three children, Kate Avery Walker and Sawyer.

For more information about David Ditch or the campaign, please visit www.davidditch.com

Posted on September 8, 2015 and filed under Iberia Parish.

Ernest Freyou Endorses David Ditch for Parish President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               
Contact: David Ditch
Thursday, August 27, 2015                                                            
Phone:
(337) 364-6686
                                                                                                info@ditchforparishpresident.com

 

Former Parish President calls Ditch “our best hope” to unite our

citizens and provide new leadership for Iberia Parish

 

New Iberia – Former Parish President Ernest Freyou announced today that he will not run to seek the post he held for 4 years. Instead, he is endorsing David Ditch.

“Now more than ever, we need new leaders; people who understand how to run a business, meet a payroll and a budget. We need leaders who will watch over our tax dollars and implement a smart plan to move Iberia Parish forward. David Ditch is that leader and our best hope to unite the parish.  I’m honored to be supporting him,” said Freyou.

Freyou’s endorsement comes just weeks before the beginning of qualifying on September 8th.

“From our rural communities to our municipalities, we are uniting Iberia Parish by one common theme: it’s time for bold leadership, swift action and conservative principles to put Iberia Parish on a solid footing for generations to come. Support from leaders like Ernest Freyou is yet another indication that our message is gaining momentum and I’m honored and humbled to have his support,” Ditch said.

For more information regarding the campaign, please visit www.ditchforparishpresident.com.

 

 

 

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Posted on August 26, 2015 and filed under Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

Iberia Parish is Wasting Money at a Staggering Rate

 Photo Source: Cajun RVera Facebook

Photo Source: Cajun RVera Facebook

The money dump that has become known as Cajun RVera in Iberia Parish is not living up to the hype that the Parish Councilmen promised when they decided to dedicate public funds into a business venture.  A recent piece on The Daily Iberian has come out stating that the park is falling $400K short of the estimates by the parish.

Many, with any semblance of sensibility here in Iberia Parish, have questioned why these councilmen decided to use taxpayer funds into this endeavor.  Now, these great minds in the Parish have decided to increase property taxes on the taxpayers to the tune of 28% in the upcoming year.  Could all of this be coincidental or just a way to cover the perpetual hole that this park is turning in to?

Read more: Falling $400K short

Posted on July 6, 2015 and filed under Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

Iberia Parish Council Raises Taxes on the Citizens of Their Parish

 Photo source:  Iberia Parish Government

At a time when jobs are being cut due to a downturn in the oil-dependent Parish of Iberia, in the infinite wisdom of the council members on the IPC, a decision was made to raise taxes on the people of the Parish.

Per The Daily Iberian, "the nine millages, though not all collected parishwide, totaled 26.12 mills last year and were originally proposed to remain so this year. The collective value for this year will now be 32.4, a collective increase of more than 24 percent."

It's no more an apparent time than now that we need to clean the slate on this Parish Council.  Instead of streamlining government and cutting expenditures, the burden of these taxes will now be placed on the citizens and the job creators of the Parish, which are already overburdened.

The members that approved the measure are:

  • Lloyd Brown
  • Maggie Daniels
  • Joseph Davis Jr.
  • Roger Duncan
  • Jerome Fitch
  • Tommy Landry
  • Aquicline Rener-Arnold
  • Glenn Romero

Those that opposed the measure are:

  • Bernard Broussard
  • Troy Comeaux
  • David Ditch
  • Ricky Gonsoulin
  • Wayne Romero
  • Marty Trahan

Ditch is currently seeking the seat of Parish President in the upcoming fall elections in Iberia Parish.

Read more: IPC maxes out tax rates

Posted on May 29, 2015 and filed under Iberia Parish, Louisiana.

David Ditch Lunch at Gonsoulin Farms in New Iberia

On Friday, May 15th, David Ditch held a lunch time gathering for all supporters of his campaign for Iberia Parish President.  The lunch was held at Gonsoulin Farms in Iberia Parish and was another stop on his "Tour to Unite Iberia".  The event was sponsored by Sweet Southern Lady Cakes LLC, Danny Hebert, Gonsoulin Farms, and Iberia Aggregates.  Ditch stressed the importance of unity in the Parish and moving the Parish forward for the sake of the children of Iberia Parish.  A video of his speech is below, as well as photos of the gathering.

Gonsoulin introduced Ditch as a friend and leader and stressed his support for his candidacy.  The video of his speech is here.

Posted on May 15, 2015 and filed under Louisiana, Iberia Parish.