Report: Jefferson Parish Council approves $25,000 subsidy for Metairie parade

Report: Jefferson Parish Council approves $25,000 subsidy for Metairie parade

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Council approved a $25,000 public subsidy Wednesday for the Krewe of Caesar, which rolls in Metairie, according to a report from Nola.com | The Times-Picayune.

Caesar is the fourth Carnival krewe to receive public money from the council. The report said krewe captain Bob Carnesi asked Councilman Paul Johnston for help after reading an earlier Nola.com | The Times-Picayune report in which Athena and Centurions received $25,000, and Adonis got $10,000.

Johnston said the parades help promote tourism and boost the parish's economy, according to the report.

The council approved the money without objection. Councilman Dominick Impastato III abstained from voting, saying he was a "dues-paying member" and he did not want "to show any appearance of conflict of interest."