New Orleans, LA – For more than five years now, the Flood Protection Authority (FPA) has worked diligently to resolve Lake Borgne Basin Levee District’s unsustainable financial predicament while continuing to meet the Authority’s obligation to ensure the physical and operational integrity of the regional flood risk management system in St. Bernard, Orleans and East Jefferson Parishes. These efforts have included hiring freezes, pay freezes, grant funding, and attempts to pass a tax millage that was twice voted down by St. Bernard Parish residents.