Neighborhood-wide meetings: second monday of every month at Warren Easton Charter School: 3019 Canal Street at 6:30PM.

Please Join Us for the Seventh Annual Mid-City Porch Crawl!

On Friday, October 16, 2015, The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) is proud to host the seventh annual Mid-City Porch Crawl, a delightfully eccentric, distinctly adult, Halloween-oriented celebration. This year’s event will be begin at 6:30pm and will be held at Redemption Mid-City (where the kick-off party will begin). What is more New Orleans than gathering on the front porch, the true foundation of any home in the city?

For more information and to buy tickets for the Mid-City Porch Crawl, click here.

MCNO is also seeking business sponsors for this event that. If you are a local business, or you have contacts with one, please ask them to consider a sponsorship so we can continue doing our work in the community!

MCNO is a volunteer-driven, 501 (c) (3) non-profit and Porch Crawl tickets are tax deductible to the amount allowed by law.

Nominations for Mid-City Security District Commissioner Position Open Through Aug. 1

Dear Mid-Citizens,

Would you like to help make Mid-City safer?

Are you interested in working with law enforcement, the business community, and other dedicated residents to reduce crime?

Do you have the dedication to ensure that the Mid-City Security District (“MCSD”) remains an active, legally compliant, and efficient agency that is responsive to the safety needs of our neighborhood?

If so, consider applying to become a MCSD Commissioner.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (“MCNO”) is responsible for appointing one MCSD Commissioner in 2015. This unpaid volunteer will serve a three-year term and work with four other MCSD Commissioners to supplement available City law enforcement resources by providing additional security patrols, assets and visibility to protect and serve the residents and businesses of Mid-City. MCSD Commissioners currently meet on a monthly basis, and perform additional work outside these meetings on an ad hoc basis.

To learn more about the MCSD, visit

To apply to become a Commissioner, simply e-mail your resume and a cover letter to by August 1, 2015. Law enforcement, security industry, legal or accounting experience is a plus (but is not necessarily required), so be sure to include it – along with the reason you are interested in the position – in your cover letter.

You must be a registered voter and resident of the MCSD to be selected, and you can join the MCNO now by visiting Unlike previous appointments, you need not be a City Park Triangle or Parkview resident to be selected – any Mid-Citizen living and registered to vote within the Security District boundaries is eligible. The MCNO Board of Directors will contact selected applicants to schedule interviews in early August, after which the MCNO Board of Directors will make the final appointment.

The MCNO values diversity and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all Mid-City residents and MCNO members without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.


MCNO Reimbursing Residents for Crime Cameras

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is reimbursing Mid-City Residents for the purchase of crime cameras focused on public rights-of-way. MCNO still has funds available for this program, and the cameras residents have previously purchased through the program have already caught several crimes on tape! If you are interested in purchasing a crime camera contact us at to learn more details and the program requirements.

Looking for Code Enforcement or Curious About a Blighted Property? Our Resource Page can Help!

Both MCNO and the City encourage Mid-City residents to participate in the blight enforcement and remediation process. The City’s program works slowly, but if neighbors don’t speak out against it, we’ll never get anywhere.

To help you report and track blighted properties that are still marring your neighborhood, we have collected an assortment of resources and links. To visit our resource page, which includes a calendar of properties going through Code Enforcement, CLICK HERE

MCNO Anti-Crime Camera Program

MCNO has received a grant from the Mid-City Security District in the amount of $9,500 for an anti-crime camera program. The intent of the program is to increase the inventory of residential anti-crime cameras throughout the Mid-City Neighborhood boundaries.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  1. Applicants must be residents of the Mid-City Neighborhood who will install a crime camera on their primary home on or after January 1, 2015.
  2. Cameras must be registered with NOPD’s SafeCams program;
  3. Cameras must be available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year;
  4. Cameras must have infrared night vision and be able to capture images after dark;
  5. Recording feature must have storage capability for a minimum 7 day history;
  6. Owners must sign and comply with MCSD Participation Agreement available on the MCNO website.

If you are interested in participating in the program, please send an email with your name, address, telephone and email to


I Love Mid-City, Sign Me Up!

Thank you for your support! MCNO is reorganizing to make it easier to get involved, and we want your help!

Fill out the form below if you have an interest in getting involved.

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Public Hearing Draft Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Released

The City Planning Commission has released the July 2014 Public Hearing Draft of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance and Maps. These documents are posted on the CPC’s website and should be delivered to the New Orleans Public Libraries by Monday, July 28. The City Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled public hearings for Tuesday, August 26th and Tuesday, September 9th, with a possible third hearing date to be determined.  In addition to speaking at the public hearing, you may submit written comments.

Visit the City Planning Commission’s web page to review the draft.

MCNO will accept written comments at its August meeting, or you may send written comments to:


Executive Director Robert D. Rivers
City Planning Commission
1300 Perdido Street Suite 7W03
New Orleans, LA 70112

Community Meeting on Middle Belt Railroad

Get the latest on the dangerous freight rail proposed for our neighborhoods.

Learn about the NEPA process, what happens next, and how you can take action.

Talk about what a freight rail carrying hazardous material means for your health, safety, home, business and community.

Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7pm
Esperanza School, 4407 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans
Coalition United Against the Middle Belt
We Won’t Be Railroaded
Join us on We Won’t Be Railroaded on FACEBOOK


Help us spread the word!

Please join us as we distribute postcards door to door in the impacted area of Mid-City.

1pm, Sunday, August 3rd, St Patrick Park.

Please RSVP via email

Mid-City Crime Walk Wednesday, July 30th

The 3rd District Anti-Crime Walk for July 2014 will be held on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 6pm in the Mid-City Neighborhood. We encourage all residents, civic groups/associations and businesses in the neighborhood to join us, participate and express their concerns regarding crime and safety in the neighborhood. The route is as follows:

Start: St Patrick Playground (S. St. Patrick St. @ Baudin St.)

Lakebound on Baudin St. to S. Bernadotte St.

Right on S. Bernadotte St. to Banks St.

Right on Banks St. to S. Alexander St.

Right on S. Alexander St. to Baudin St.

Right on Baudin St. to S. St. Patrick St.

End: St Patrick Playground


Provide your input on blight in your neighborhood! Attend a code enforcement hearing on a property near you!

Code enforcement hearings are open to the public, and community members with any relevant information about a property or property owner are encouraged to attend meetings for properties in their area and offer their testimony. Neighbors are most directly affected by blighted conditions and thus neighbors who attend these hearings can change outcomes in Code Enforcement hearings.

To find out which properties in Mid-City are on upcoming Code Enforcement hearing dockets and to learn more about the blight-fighting process, visit our page about upcoming blight hearings here.

NOPD 1st District Anti-crime Walk

NOPD 1st District Anti-crime Walk
May 28, 2014   6:00 pm
The NOPD is scheduled to hold the next anti-crime walks on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The First District will begin their walk at D’Hemecourt St. and S. Pierce St. We would like everyone to participate in the walk. Come on out and show your support for your community.