Cynthia Lee-Sheng
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Cynthia Lee-Sheng

Cynthia Lee-Sheng isn't quite a chip off the old block

File photoNew Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng stands next to her father, Sheriff Harry Lee, in this file photo from 2007, about nine months before the sheriff died. While cleaved to her father by blood, Cynthia Lee-Sheng is more a self-styled numbers nerd than a ...

Anxiety, squabbling and another delay in leasing Jefferson Parish's hospitals

Paul Johnston, Cynthia Lee-Sheng and Ben Zahn joined him in voting to defer. Elton Lagasse, Chris Robersts and Ricky Templet, who want Louisiana Children's Medical Center for the lease, opposed the delay. The council is scheduled to take up the matter again on March 19. But Parish ...

Blue Star Memorial Marker is dedicated in Metairie

On Nov. 10, the Jefferson Parish Council of Garden Clubs, in cooperation with Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand, and the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, dedicated a Blue Star Memorial Marker. The dedication took place in Memorial Park at Veterans ...

Jefferson Parish Council charts tense, uncertain path in hospital lease deal

Jefferson Parish Council charts tense, uncertain path in hospital lease deal Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng wants consultant Kaufman, Hall & Associates Inc. to recommend an operator to lease East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center. (Photo by ...

Jefferson Parish Council awards no contracts to firm under investigation

Jefferson Parish Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng did not award the top-rated firm Gulf Engineering and Consultants, Inc., work in her district while an investigation by the Parish District Attorney is pending. (NOLA.com) Gulf Engineering and Consultants Inc. was the top-ranked firm ...

Krewe of Hera is kicked off Metairie Mardi Gras season parade roster

“The accusations rise to the level where I do question the legitimacy of your organization,” Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng told one Hera member. Hera formed last year as a women-only krewe and a companion to Zeus, the oldest parading krewe in East Jefferson. It was to roll on Lundi ...

Metairie Mardi Gras parade route, schedule could see changes

Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, whose district includes the Veterans route, said some krewe captains wanted changes this year but that there was not enough time. With an eye on 2014, she said the new committee will bring together representatives of the Citizen’s Affairs Office, the ...

Cynthia Lee-Sheng coasts to victory in Jefferson Parish ...

The harried campaign to succeed Jennifer Sneed on the Jefferson Parish Council ended Saturday when accountant Cynthia Lee-Sheng easily defeated state Sen. Julie Quinn and two others for the post. Lee-Sheng took 53 percent, followed by Quinn with 30 percent. Lee-Sheng, 42...

Jefferson Parish Council ratifies hospital consultant contract with familiar 4-3 split

The advertisement stemmed from Councilman Chris Roberts' effort to clarify how much money Hospital Corp. of America might pay in property taxes and what the parish might owe HCA at the end of a 30-year lease, but Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng said Wednesday auditors only verify ...

Jefferson Parish Council dividing into two factions on hospital lease

Paul Johnston, Cynthia Lee-Sheng and Ben Zahn have agreed on a number of issues related to the deal: their openness to separate leases for the two hospitals, their pursuit of a recommendation from consultant Kaufman Hall & Associates Inc. and their vote last month to defer selection of a ...

In Old Metairie, a regulation prevents new, larger homes from 'looming'

" Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, whose district includes Old Metairie, said that the amendment came from residents who raised concerned that new construction was allowing homes that were too large for the character of the area. "Some of the people in Metairie are thinking houses are ...

Food trucks returning to Fat City; trees, too

Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, who has been trying to revive Fat City's fortunes, pronounced the first rally a qualified success. "The only complaint we had at that event was that there wasn't enough food," she said. "The trucks ran out at 8:15. " The council also agreed to give ...

To oversee Fat City, Jefferson Parish Council approves staffing up

"You really need a staff person, whose only job it is to look at Fat City," said Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng, who represents the area. She has pushed for vast changes in Fat City, and sponsored the agreement. "There really is potential here, and we'd like to maximize our efforts ...

Jefferson Parish's Oct. 19 tax proposals seek to balance need for repairs, voters' reluctance to pa...

"I don't want to receive calls, and we all get calls when it rains, from residents with sewage backing up" into their homes, said Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng. "But the voters have spoken. " Her comments captured the dilemma council members faced. Most said they understood parish ...

Fat City food truck rally grows to 10 vendors on Monday

Monday evening, said Jefferson Parish Council member Cynthia Lee-Sheng, they'll be joined by Frencheeze, For Here R 2 Go Po-Boys, Crazy Johnnie's, and Maurice's Bakery. Crazy Johnnie's and Maurice's both have stores in Fat City. Lee-Sheng has organized the events with the Drago's ...

Argus Mardi Gras krewe seeks Metairie Road parade route but reversed with Bonnabel loop

To consider route options, and the idea of doubling up parades earlier in the Mardi Gras season instead of running only one on some days, Jefferson Parish Council member Cynthia Lee-Sheng persuaded the council to establish an east bank Carnival advisory committee. It holds its first ...

Fat City food truck festival approved for April 15

It is scheduled April 15 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. With no discussion or opposition, the council exempted Fat City from strict rules on rolling restaurants, permitted Drago's Foundation to host the rally and let Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng erect temporary signs in the 5th Council ...

2 back JEDCO candidate, though 1 issues caveat

Jefferson Parish Council members Chris Roberts and Cynthia Lee-Sheng expressed support Tuesday for promoting Jerry Bologna to executive director of the Jefferson Economic Development Commission. Roberts, however, issued a caveat. "Every time I've worked with him, he's been resourceful ...

Jefferson Parish Council approves hospital lease consultant contract

The others - Mark Spears, Jr., Paul Johnston, Ben Zahn and Cynthia Lee-Sheng - voted to proceed. The same majority on Feb. 5 voted to approve the selection of Nemzoff, which was the only firm to respond to the council's solicitation for an auditor. The vote Wednesday was necessary to ...

APA Announces 2014 National Planning Award Recipients

... Arts and Agriculture City (Sasaki Associates) – Beijing, China Cynthia Lee-Sheng – Jefferson Parish Council, Louisiana Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ...

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