Kingdom of the State of Louisiana
Article Eight: Parish, Municipal and Special Governance
Section One: The Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority
Subsection One: Other Minor Compact Jurisdictions
Provision One: Portions of the Greater New Orleans Metropolitan Area will be ceded to the Principality, the Duchy and the Aboriginal and Mestizo Territory. As to these areas the laws, rules and governance shall in general be those of their due and proper Constitutional Jurisdiction and as such are not subject to this Constitution. However, there shall be binding agreements regarding traffic flow, flood control and security which apply only to those districts and in return form their being bound in those ways to a stronger partner the Territories and Possession will have a few seats in the Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority.
Provision Two: The Imperial border zones surrounding these districts ceded to these district will in as short order as possible be made into working water parks which can function as recreational green belts with ponds and rivers during ordinary time and safely convert to massive water channels during crises These will have no road except a greatly reduced number of bridges and over passes for automobiles and more for commuter trains. The edges of these belts will in time be surrounded with ornate and massive wrought iron fences.
Provision Three: As part of the founding agreement of the New Empire the largest districts ceded to each Jurisdiction will be permanently incorporated as Nouvelle Orleans Jaune, Black New Orleans, Nueva Orleans Mestizo and The New Orleans Eastern Indians District.
Subsection Two: Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority Charter
Provision One: The Charter of the Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority shall appear in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code as a Title thereof and may be amended by a process there described involving the State, the Kingdom and the Authority itself. Its territory shall consist of all lands of the republican State of Louisiana found in Orleans, Jefferson, Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and Washington Parishes. The Authority shall receive by right five percent of all revenues from the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana divested to these seven parishes as they exist in reduced form in the Kingdom. In addition, the authority will receive and hold for the benefit of the included foreign districts one percent of the funds allotted to the Minor Compacts Jurisidictions from the State by the Constitution of the Federal American Empire of the United States of America. Three percent of the proceeds from the Sovreign and Perpetuity Funds will by right go to the Capital fund of the GNCA.
Provision Two: The Heart District shall consist of all of Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, one North Zone each in Plaquemines and Saint Bernard and a Southern Zone in Tangipahoa and St. Tammany and all the Minor Compact Jurisdiction Districts which are in the area. Five percent of all Parish, district and municipal revenues raised in the confines of the Heart District will also go to the Authority. The Outer District will consist of the remainder of Tangipahoa, St. Tammany, St. Bernard, Plaquemines and all of Washington Parish. Two percent Parish, district and municipal revenues raised in the Outer District will go to the Authority.
Provision Three: The Chief Executive of Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority shall be Lord Mayor of New Orleans appointed by the King and the Cabinet of Three. The Cabinet of Three will be a Comptroller elected by upper chamber styled the City Senate as well a High Secretary elected by the lower Chamber styled the Assembly. It shall also include a Chief Planner appointed by the Lord Mayor with the advice of the Senate of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. This Executive shall make all decisions by majority vote with the Lord Mayor choosing whether or not to let the Authority Legislature break ties. They shall execute and enforce all lies in the limited competence of the Authority to make and fill all appointments on its staff.
Provision Four: The City Senate will consist of fifty persons. The Assembly will consist of three hundred persons. Passage of all bills into Authority law will require a majority of both chambers and to create a resolution to amend the charter will require a two-third majority of each chamber.
Provision Five: The government of every municipality except the City of New Orleans will elect one member of the five-fold nobility to this upper chamber. The City of New Orleans will elect five. Each parish will elect two except Orleans which will elect five. The governments of the four Minor Compact Jurisdictions with districts in the Zone will appoint a member each and the district governments will appoint member each. The Ex Officio members will be:
1. The Lady of the Chief Justice or if the Chief Justice has no Lady then a substitute appointed by the Queen.
2. The President of Tulane University, the Dean of Newcomb College and the Dean of Tulane Law School.
3. The President of Loyola University, the Dean of the Loyola Law School
4. The Dean of LSU Medical School
5. The President of Xavier University
6. The President of Delgado College
7. The President of the Royal Port Authority of New Orleans
8. The Bouletherion Commissioner for Greater New Orleans
The remaining seats will be filled by the King from a list prepared by the “New Orleans Council of Local Peer-Electors of the Kingdom of Louisiana”.
Provision Six: The Assembly shall consist of ten seats elected by ten districts of nearly equal population from among the Kingdom lands, one representative elected by the people of each Minor Compact Jurisdiction District and a deputy appointed by each of the seven parish Sheriffs, and ten persons elected in an election internal to the Bouletherion authority which will select members of the Royal tribe who are not Ordinary Nobility and for whom the electorate will be all members of the Royal Tribe residing in the Greater New Orleans Area who shall from the Center Front group. The Guilds in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana will still have Guildhalls in the Imperial Lands but will also be entitled to have guildhalls in the Kingdom and in most cases to operate in all member Jurisdictions of the Minor Compact, these guilds will each pay one percent of their gross income in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana to the Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority . Then forty members elected by the boards of the water related guilds from all guilds in the Greater New Orleans Area, forty members elected from the Trade and Finance related Guilds, forty members from the Engineering and Construction related guilds and forty members from the entertainment, arts and tourism related Guilds. These Guildsfolk shall form the Center Rear. The Right and Left will be equal or nearly equal size groups of members. The Right shall be citizen-Subjects not of the Ordinary Nobility honored with a one term twelve year appointment to the Assembly. The Left will be appointed by the political parties of the Greater New Orleans Area according to a formula which apportions five year seats on the basis of their electoral performance in the region.
Provision Seven: The Authority will keep track of liveries and uniforms. The Authority shall have the power of eminent domain for acquiring land for constructing water park flood canals, Honor Guard Redoubts, bicycle trails, bridle trails, dueling grounds and Public Ballrooms. It shall have the authority to submit any directly elected official in its region to stand for referendum on the next general ballot. The Authority shall attend upon the grandeur of the King’s New Orleans Seraglio Palace, they shall facilitate the building of storm-resistant modern towers on the edges of the metropolis and linking all the royal sites, historic sites, their own Hall and the New Orleans Hall of Peer Electors with optimum transport. The Authority shall extend street car service between cities and create a paddle-wheeler transit system and shall extend the Surround system developed by the Orleans Levee Board. They shall have standing to assist in intergovernmental relations and dispute. They shall have the authority to address in writing and in speech of their delegates the Bicameral State Legislature and the Petit Courts when they consider matter closely tied to the region and thus for some Petit Courts this will be most matters. They shall appoint four of the fifteen members of the Coastal Flood Authority of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana which shall among other things take over authority for the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet at the founding of the Federal American Empire of the United States. They shall have the authority to operate or cause to be operated a series of public transportation units solely for the use of citizen-subjects of the Minor Compact Jurisdictions which will be supplemented by other transit open to all and which will link districts of Minor Compact Jurisdictions not contiguous with one another. They shall have the power to use their marshals and other means to enforce the Racial Codes of the State in their region.
Section Two: Parishes
Provision One: Every Parish shall have, unless amended by the Legislature in accord with other provisions of the Constitution, the right to elect and organize and fund the following Parish Offices:
1. a Sheriff,
2. a Parish Government Proper, which shall be a Police Jury unless otherwise chartered.
3. a Registrar of Voters,
4. an Assessor
5. a Clerk of Court
6. a School Board
In addition, each Parish has and shall have at least one municipal government within it unless such is consolidated and may have a good number of these. Under the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana these powers shall be more integrated into the State while retaining their autonomy as well. There shall be a Parish Commission in each Parish which will consist of the Royal Agent for that particular Parish’s Affairs serving at the pleasure of the King and the Governor’s Agent for Parish Affairs serving at the pleasure of the Governor as well as the Sheriff, the Registrar of Voters, the Assessor, the Clerk of Court, three members appointed by the School Board, three by the Parish Government Proper, and members elected by the Bouletherion which shall be five in the Acadiana Parishes, three in the Secondary Acadiana Parishes and two in all other Parishes. These shall be joined by one elected from each municipal government, one from each relevant Petit Court which shall usually be one, as well as three members supplied according to the Royal Code which most reflect the connections of the Peer-Electors, Ordinary Nobles and Royal House to that particular Parish . All governments and para-governments in the Parish shall give one percent of their budget to this Commission. This Commission shall by majority vote have the power to compel any elected official in the parish to stand for a referendum on the next scheduled election more than one month into the future. Shall have access to the Royal Marshall in charge of the office for the Parish to serve subpoenas for hearings they may hold on any Parish business and they shall advise all legislators from the Parish of the affairs of the Parish and its needs.
Provision Two: The Sheriffs of the Louisiana Parishes will under the Kingdom of Louisiana be required to be elected to terms of six years. Candidates must own real property in the Parish exceeding one hundred acres or a value equal to ten times the average annual income of a resident of the Parish in which they seek election. They must have worked in law enforcement in some capacity for five or more years. They must attend a Royal Marshals Candidate Certification Class. They must have a positive financial net worth and no debts exceeding ten times their annual salary. They must pledge loyalty to the King, Constitution and People of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana before standing for election to this office. The Sheriff’s Association will maintain a Courtier at the King’s Court and shall work with the royal House to enhance the professional development of serving Sheriffs. The Sheriff’s shall be the default Law Enforcement Official in each Parish. Where no clear provision or grant of authority has otherwise designated responsibility to another party, the Sheriff shall have the responsibility and authority to enforce the law. However, the nature of the power and form of its exercise are defined by the more sovereign powers of the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. Five percent of all proceeds from the Sovereign Fund will go to single program or project grants to individual Sheriffs Offices selected by the King from a list of candidates selected by the Royal Solicitor and the Royal House’s Continuing Committee of the Grand Assemblee de la Maison et le Palais Royale (GAMPR).
Section Three: Municipalities
Subsection One: Classifications
Provision One: There shall be Seven classifications of Municipalities in the Kingdom of the State of Louisiana. These shall each have varied rights and authorities and duties. They are as follows:
1. Provision Two: The first classification is that of the Station: a station is any spot or locale well known by word of mouth, newly settled or developed in an organized way or marked on maps and in road signs where:
i. A bell tower of any kind has been raised or a civil defense siren has been installed
1. A Home Guard Unit has designated its principal rally point
2. At least once a year the bell or siren is sounded and all inhabitants whatever or invited and most come to an assembly where a Station Manager-Treasurer and a Secretary are elected to serve with the Home Guard Captain as the Station Government.
3. At least once each year the Home Guard and the Government traverse the entire perimeter or its nearest passable location beating the bound post signs near the points furthest from the rally point and announcing to those they meet that this is the Station they represent.
4. Every time there is a change of Secretary a copy of the election notice, an aerial photograph of the station and the address of the Secretary must be sent certified mail to the Sheriff, the King and the Parish Government.
Provision Three: The Station shall have the right to have a particular sheriff’s deputy of record assigned to it and to have copies of all legal instruments known or easily knowable to involve its inhabitants or land which are filed with the Parish Clerk of Court to be mailed to its Secretary. It shall have the right to a polling place and the courtesy of being listed as a municipality of the Parish. It shall have the right to address and petition the Parish Commission. No other of its rights shall be of a Constitutional Nature.
Provision Four: A Village is the second Classification and is available for any site already a village under the republic or having a thousand inhabitants. The Charters for Villages shall be limited by the Louisiana Royal Civil Code and the Louisiana Law Institute will examine all Village Charters for conformity therewith. The same shall be true for a Town which shall be any town already a Town under the republic or having between five and fifteen thousand inhabitants approximately at the time of its founding and in the last ten years. Villages and Towns shall receive five percent of the proceeds of the Sovereign Fund in grants by the King to projects form improving life in small communities.
Provision Five: All incorporated Communities which were cities under the republic or else have more than fifteen thousand inhabitants at the time of the designation and within the last twenty years. All shall be governed by the General Provision of the Section “Cities” in the Title “Municipalities” in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code. The Law Institute of Louisiana will examine all their charters for conformity with the provisions thereof. A city shall have greater autonomy and can legislate most matters of traffic, control the totality of most police matters, have a fire department, twin with other cities abroad, give out recognized honors, raise and collect taxes on sales and property and use the powers of eminent domain in such a way that it is presumed to have the authority derived from the sovereign powers in most cases.
Provision Six: The Four Categories of Cities are:
1. The Minor City has two subcategories:
a. The Free City is a city with an unincorporated hinterland which must be more than five miles from a major city or Parish Seat and have less than one hundred thousand inhabitants.
b. The Adjoined Minor City fits the definition of a Major adjoined City but is smaller than one hundred thousand persons.
2. The Signal City is a city which is either a Parish seat or has over a hundred thousand inhabitants but does not qualify as the highest category of Metropolis or Key City.
3. The Major City has two subcategories:
a. The Free Major City fits the definition of the Minor Free City but has more than one hundred thousand inhabitants.
b. The Adjoined City is a city which either is not the principal city in a the Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority nor in a Parish which has a federal or near federal consolidated government where cities survive in large autonomy or is otherwise by formula in the Louisiana Royal Civil Code shown to be so deeply involved in the life of a larger city whether or not in the same Parish that autonomy is not fully achievable in fact by the standards of law.
4. The Metropolis or Key City is either New Orleans, The Greater New Orleans Consolidated Authority, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport or Alexandria or the principal city in a federal city parish consolidation or a fully consolidated City-Parish or a city with more than half a million people.
Subsection Two: Special Programs and Governance
Provision One: A city may file a petition with the legislature to consolidate any special districts or para- governments which do not have Constitutional authority into its own government and is rebuttably presumed to have the rights to such consolidations. Cities shall arrange for public transit in which Whites and Northeast Asians of ready NEA appearance are admitted to the First Class Section along with Blacks, Territorial and coloreds who present an ID card with a clean racial code record. Those Blacks Coloreds and Territorials with a current infraction (minor infractions will last five years and major ones are permanent) will not travel in First class but shall be consigned to travel at the same price in Second Class where Coloreds and Territorials will be upper second class and Blacks will be Lower Second Class. The same shall be true of city operated public accommodations. The Minor Compact ID cards shall either be integrated into the system or unacceptable.
Provision Two: The Cities shall receive ten percent of the proceeds of the Sovereign Fund that they shall administer jointly with BESE and the Royal House in the Summer Academies Program. All Municipalities shall receive access to Royal House and BESE programs, transport when available and online guidance related to the Summer Academies Program. There shall be two Summer Academy Sessions in each city each year. These will serve the City residents and those of the parish in which it is located with preference for the city but real and fair access for rural participants. The Academies will be for Students ages eight to eighteen and will be included in official transcripts of public school students ad any school choosing to record them. They may not be required by any public school for graduation and private schools doing so will be penalized in their BESE rating. There shall be an Alpha Curriculum and an Omega Curriculum. On even years Alpha Academies will be held in South Louisiana from June fifteenth to July first excluding weekends and Omega Academies from July sixth to August first and in North Louisiana the Academies will occur in the opposite order. On odd years this will be reversed as to regions. Each student will take one class only in a given academy.
Provision Three: The Alpha Summer Academies will offer courses in French, Spanish, German, Louisiana Aboriginal languages, Latin, Greek, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Gaelic and Italian. The Alpha Academy will also off courses in marksmanship, fencing, swimming, pottery, carpentry, gardening, plumbing and high level home economics skills and designs. The Omega Summer Academy will offer courses in algebraic codes, astronomy, space travel navigation, rocketry, telecommunications mechanics, transport mechanics, celestial navigation, robotics, calculus and trigonometry.
Provision Four: Special Districts and governments autonomous from cities and Parishes will need to confirm their charter by approval of the Louisiana Law Institute every twenty-five years or else will cease to exist within five months of that date.