Thursday, March 26, 2015 - New Orleans, LA - At today's regular City Council meeting, the Council passed resolutions to initiate the creation of a French Quarter Economic Development District and to accept Federal Share funds for the extension of the Wisner Shared Use Path. The Council also adopted an ordinance to amend the City's Cable Franchise relative to Public, Educational and Government Access Channels. Another ordinance was passed to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement for the expansion of a schoolyard garden in Oak Park in Gentilly.
In other business, the Council celebrated the 64th anniversary of Easter Seals Louisiana, recognized the organization Dancing Grounds for its community efforts, and acknowledged 20 years of sharing culture and commerce between Innsbruck, Austria and the City of New Orleans. The Council also passed ordinances to rename portions of LaSalle and Carondelet streets for two pastors who passed away in 2013. Carondelet Street from Felicity Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard will be renamed "Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Drive" and LaSalle Street between Earhart Boulevard and Simon Bolivar Avenue will be renamed "Rev. John Raphael, Jr. Way".
Prior to the meeting, the Council convened as the governing authority of the Magnolia Economic Development District to authorize the issuance of sales tax bonds.