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City Council April 23, 2015 Regular Meeting News Summary

April 23, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - New Orleans, LA - At today's regular City Council meeting the Council adopted an ordinance to create the French Quarter Economic Development District. If approved by voters living in the French Quarter later this year, local sales tax increments will be levied and used to finance development projects within the District. The Council also adopted two ordinances that set new rules and requirements for the operation of trucks and oversize vehicles in the Vieux Carre, and an ordinance to strengthen DBE reporting requirements for City departments, agencies, attached and unattached boards, commissions, and corporations that utilize public funding or incentives. 

By resolution, the Council declared April Fair Housing Month. The Council also passed resolutions supporting public policies to encourage a robust local solar industry and comprehensive health education for Orleans Parish School students. 

In presentations to the Council, the effective date of the the City's Smoke Free Air Act was celebrated and the students of the New Orleans Scholars and the District "B" Citizenship programs were recognized. 

The Council also took action to amend its regular meeting schedule. The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 21 has been moved to Thursday, May 14. 


April 22, 2015
NOLA City Council Regular Meeting Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10 a.m. Agenda Highlights

April 17, 2015
Council Committee of the Whole Received Public Comment and Councilmembers Presented Amendments to the Proposed CZO

April 15, 2015
April 17th Committee of the Whole to Receive Public Comment on Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO)

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

City Council to Defer Vote on Proposed Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance; Vote Expected May 14  4.22.15

Announcement: 2nd Annual Gentilly Parade of Homes, Sunday, April 19  4.17.15

Councilmembers Brossett and Guidry Join Mayor Landrieu In Signing New Ride Share Legislation  4.15.15

Announcement: April 15 Public Meeting St. Bernard Ave. Construction  4.14.15

New Orleans City Council Upcoming Events

4.27.15  Governmental Affairs Committee

4.29.15  Transportation and Airport Committee

4.30.15  Budget/Audit/BOR Committee

5.04.15  Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee

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