July 30, 2021

To the Citizens of Our Community:

Let me start by saying that I am grateful to our entire Legislative Delegation, our Parish Council Members and our Parish President for enabling our citizens to voice their feelings on gaming in St. Tammany Parish through a vote of the people. I trust our citizens to inform themselves on this issue and make the right decision for our community.

With that in mind, I have done my best to gather and review information on this issue. I have read numerous reports both pro and con, studied our budget and revised fiscal projections for the city, the parish and the project. Most importantly, I have listened to you voice your concerns on this, and have listened and heard the concerns of many of our local small businesses relating to this project.

I believe I have well prepared myself to answer the question that is asked of me on a daily basis. The question being “where do you stand on the casino?” My answer is that I will be voting NO on the casino referendum. I trust that you will take this time leading up to the November ballot to gather information and inform yourself on this issue to make the right decision for St. Tammany Parish.

Very Respectfully,

Greg Cromer



Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer, the members of the Slidell City Council and Slidell Police Chief Randy Fandal would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

In observation of Independence Day, city offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, and will reopen during regular hours on Tuesday, July 6. Essential personnel will remain on duty, should an emergency arise. If Slidell residents experience problems with their water or sewer service, they should call the City Services 24-hour emergency hotline at (985) 643-6140.

Just a reminder, it is illegal to buy, sell or shoot fireworks in the City of Slidell limits.

City of Slidell Code of Ordinances: Sec. 14-35. – Fireworks.

(a) Defined. The term “pyrotechnics,” whenever used in this section, shall be held to mean any sparkler, squib, rocket, firecracker, Roman candle, signal lights, fireworks, or other devices or composition used to obtain visible or audible pyrotechnic display.

(b) Possession or sale. It shall be unlawful for any person to have, keep, store, use, manufacture, offer to sell, handle or transport any pyrotechnics within the corporate limits except as provided in this section; it being the intention of this section to prohibit the sale of, distribution of or discharge of pyrotechnics of any kind or description whatsoever within the corporate limits. The use of indoor pyrotechnics is prohibited within the corporate limits.

(c) Exceptions. Nothing contained in this section shall be held to apply to:

(1) The possession or use of signaling devices for current daily consumption by railroads, trucks or vessels requiring them.

(2) Pyrotechnic display of fireworks in public parks or other open places, where a permit for such display has been issued by the fire chief of St. Tammany Parish Fire Protection District No. 1.

(3) The possession, sale or use of normal stacks of flashlight compositions by photographers or dealers in photographic supplies.

(Code 1966, § 9-78; Ord. No. 3483, § 5, 7-22-2008; Ord. No. 3549, 10-13-2009)

Have a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

Slidell Police Department Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Seuzeneau and St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 Chris Kaufmann join City of Slidell, Louisiana Mayor Greg Cromer to talk about recovery in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Claudette and why it is important to report any storm damages to the State of Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish Government.

It’s important to self report any damages because it helps first responders identify new areas to focus during weather emergencies and gives the State sufficient numbers which could possibly allow funding for recovery assistance.

To report any storm-related damages, please visit the State website at damage.la.gov and also contact the St. Tammany Parish Permit Department at (985) 898-2574.

Please join The Northshore Collaborative and the City of Slidell for Slidell Mayor Cromer – State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 10, 5:30 pm at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium, located at 2056 Second Street in Olde Towne Slidell.