The following answers were provided by Eric Lowe running for Council District 6 in St. Tammany Parish:
The flooding that occurs north and east of Abita Springs after heavy rains. I cannot make an informed decision on how to combat this issue without first consulting with professionals as to the best way to go about fixing a problem that has existed for decades. I have lived in St. Tammany for almost 25 years and have encountered this flooding on Highway 59 for that entire time. Obviously, it is a difficult problem and the best question is why have the incumbent council members NOT YET FIXED IT?
My definition? More jobs, but at what cost? The residents of the 6th district live there because it is rural in nature. We moved there so we would not have to put up with a Veterans Blvd., Magazine St., or Highway 190, one block over. Tax exemptions are the key to bringing in new business, and the exemptions should be as generous as possible. I don’t want to be accused of the “not in my backyard” attitude, so, as the councilman for the 6th district, I would have to examine what other members propose for their districts and vote accordingly.
The less the government controls the better life is for all.
See answer #1 above.