PARISH BY PARISH: Parish president resigns; Will Ferrell is Bacchus King; new parking regulations

Parish by Parish

POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 6:51pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 7:17pm

ST. BERNARD PARISH - Several weeks after he was voted out of office, parish president Craig Taffaro resigns and starts a new job with the state. He's set to become the state's new director for Hazard Mitigation and Recovery. The new parish president in St. Bernard, Dave Peralta, will be sworn in January. In the meantime, David Dysaet, the parish's Director of Homeland Security, will be acting parish president. Taffaro lost his bid for a second term in last month’s run-off election.

ORLEANS PARISH - Actor Will Ferrell will reign as Bacchus King for 2012. That announcement coming down today. The actor is in New Orleans filming the movie "Dog Fight". Ferrell rose to fame on SNL and has had a string of movie hits including “Talladega Nights," ''Old School," and "Anchorman." He joins a list of recent Bacchus monarchs that includes Andy Garcia, Val Kilmer, James Gandolfini, Michael Keaton and Nicolas Cage. The Krewe of Bacchus will roll on February 19.

ASCENSION PARISH – There are new parking regulations for Gonzales. Starting on Tuesday, there's a four hour parking limit citywide. It comes after complains that some businesses are using city parking spaces to park company cars when they're not being used. The limits are in effect from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday through Saturday. The city's finance director says this new ordinance will update old parking rules that have been around for decades.

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