flood-protection-pumpsBoth New Orleans’ present and its future are inextricably linked to flood protection measures. While the Business Council played a key role in the reorganization of levee board governance by championing the creation of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, our work is not complete. Decisions affecting power generation for the outfall canals or the adoption of Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan affect our citizens’ abilities to confidently build businesses and raise families.

The Business Council monitors the work of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and uses our voice federally, statewide and locally to ensure that our city receives the best, most reliable, appropriately funded flood protection possible.

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