May 16, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013 - New Orleans, La - At today's regular City Council Meeting, the Council passed Resolutions requesting that the Federal Legislative Delegation revise the Biggert-Waters Flood Reform Act, urging the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office to examine local law enforcement practices relative to immigration detainment, and authorizing the advertisement of the intent to create the Magnolia Economic Development District. By Motion, the Council advised the City Planning Commission to conduct public hearings regarding maximum permitted height of fences in residential neighborhoods and establishment of the digital zoning map as the Official Zoning Map of New Orleans. Also by Resolution, the Council designated May as Mental Health Awareness Month.
In other business, the Council received a presentation from the New Orleans Children's Advocacy Center regarding the center's work on child abuse in the community. The Council also honored retiring Clerk of Council Peggy Lewis for her 25 years of service.
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