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Jefferson Parish accepts $53.1 million BP settlement

JEFFERSON PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Jefferson Parish City Council voted unanimously to accept a $53.1 million settlement for all claims against BP resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

BP agreed to pay an $18.7 billion settlement to the federal government, Louisiana and four other states, with $1 billion set aside for local governments. 

The City Council resolution states that $45 million will be dedicated to the parish administration, with about $8.1 million going to 19 special districts. The full breakdown is below:
 

  • Jefferson Parish                                                   $45,000,000.00
  • East Bank Consolidate Fire District                            $325,000.00
  • Community/Playground District 16                               $60,371.95
  • Consolidated Road Lighting District                              $10,000.00
  • Road Lighting District No. 7                                         $35,090.14
  • Jefferson Parish Sales Tax District                              $10,000.00
  • Special Services Special District                                $197,815.89
  • Ambulance Service District No. 2                                 $70,111.49
  • Consolidated Drainage District 2                               $1,197,724.48
  • Consolidated Garbage District 1                                  $269,158.05
  • Consolidated Recreation/Playground District                 $785,580.92
  • Consolidated Waterworks District No. 1                        $417,975.74
  • Fire Protection District No. 3                                        $384,277.22
  • Fire Protection District No. 4                                        $127,361.45
  • Fire Protection District No. 5                                        $545,359.59
  • Fire Protection District No. 6                                        $868,712.02
  • Fire Protection District No. 7                                        $848,301.70
  • Fire Protection District No. 8                                     $1,477,514.13
  • Fire Protection District No. 9                                        $138,150.51

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