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City Council March 26, 2015 Regular Meeting News Summary

March 26, 2015

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.



March 25, 2015
NOLA City Council Regular Meeting Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. Agenda Highlights

March 23, 2015
Criminal Justice Committee to Receive Presentations on Human Trafficking, NOPD Body Cameras and NOPD Custom Enforcement Operations

March 17, 2015
City Council Community Development Committee to Hear Updates from City Departments on Blight Eradication - Committee Requests Citizens Attend, Speak on Blight in their Neighborhoods

Proposed CZO available for review and public comment NOLA City Council Streaming Video Annual Report
New Orleans City Council Citizen Information

Transportation Chair and District "D" Councilmember Brossett and District "A" Councilmember Guidry Announce Dates to Further Consider Transportation Network Services Legislation  3.25.15

District "C" Report to Citizens   3.19.15

Councilmember-At-Large Stacy Head March Newsletter  3.13.15

Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Introduced on First Reading  3.12.15

New Orleans City Council Upcoming Events

4.01.15  Transportation and Airport Committee

4.03.15  Good Friday

4.06.15  Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee

4.09.15  Regular Meeting

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