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

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

On Friday, October 24, 2014, The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) is proud to host the sixth 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 in the Upper Lafitte Corridor area around Evangeline Lounge (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.

Deadline Extended to July 31 for Mid-City Security District Nominations

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 from the City Park Triangle (the area bounded by Orleans, City Park, and North Carrollton Avenues) in 2014. 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 www.midcitysecuritydistrict.org.

To apply to become a Commissioner, simply e-mail your resume and a cover letter to mcsd@mcno.org by July 31, 2014. 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 City Park Triangle to be selected, and you can join the MCNO now by visiting http://mcno.org/about/join/. The MCNO Board of Directors will contact selected applicants to schedule interviews in July, 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.

 

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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What’s Your Favorite Porch Crawl Pairing?


What’s Your Favorite Porch Crawl Pairing?

Kickoff at Evangeline Lounge:
Stickball – Italian and Vegan Meatballs

Mortuary Porch:
Ralph’s on the Park – Smoked pork loin, marinated local eggplant with a Satsuma marmalade
Rue 127 – Caramel Apple Punch

Tommy Crane Reality Porch:
MoPho – Som Tam Salad
Micks Irish Pub – Cosmickpolitan

Finn McCool’s and Treo Porch:
Ruby Slipper – Hot Smoked Salmon in Filo Cups with red Pepper Coulis
Bayou Beer Garden – Pomegranate Margaritas

Archer Chiropractic and Unity of New Orleans Porch:
Avery’s on Tulane – Seafood and Pumpkin Bisque
Twelve Mile Limit – Yellow Jacket

Stirling Properties and Whitney Bank Porch:
Mid City Yacht Club –Crawfish Fettucine AND Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Downtown Development Group and All Star Animal Clinic Porch:
Dis & Dat NOLA – NOLA Burgers
Bank Street Bar – You’ll know if you attend!

Purchase tickets here: http://mcno.org/about/calendar/porch-crawl/

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:

CPCinfo@nola.gov

OR

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.

COMMUNITY MEETING
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

wewontberailroaded@gmail.com

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.

 

Accepting Donations for Auction to Benefit NOPD

The 1st and 3rd districts of the NOPD are accepting donations for their annual auction. Please see the information below and the forms attached to donate your item and help support NOPD in your area.

First District Donation Form

Third District Donation Form

To donate an item, or several items, simply fill out the Auction Item Donation Form for each item and drop off the form and the item(s) at any Gulf Coast Bank Branch.  The item(s) must meet a minimum and/or combined value of $50.00. For intangible items (i.e. vacation rentals, business services, etc.) please provide a certificate or letter stating how items/services can be collected/redeemed.

All items will be posted to the auction website (www.auctionsinaugust.com) for public viewing just prior to August 1st through the end of the auction, August 31st. Generally, all gift cards, trips, and items valued above $150 will be auctioned online and items valued between $50-$149 will be auctioned in the branches.

Donors may choose the non-profit to receive the proceeds from the sale of each of their donated specific item(s).  The designated non-profit’s information must be filled out in full on the item donor form to insure the timely disbursement of the funds.

Unsold items will be returned to the donor upon the conclusion of “Auctions in August”.

Minimum bids are not recommended, but may be placed on items at the request of the donor.  This information must be specified on the donor form prior to the start of the auction.  Any items that do not receive the minimum bid must be collected immediately by the donor.

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust cannot issue statements regarding tax deductible donations.  Tax refundable donation statements must be requested through the non-profit the item is supporting. We can issue a letter for the non-profit as needed stating that an item was donated on their behalf.  Requests for these letters must be done so at the beginning of the auction and will be supplied to the donor no later than the end of the auction, by email or mail.

If you have any questions regarding donating an item for the auction, or how the process works, please send an email to auction@gulfbank.com or call Sheila Englert at (504) 412.2018.

Neighborhood Meeting May 12

MCNO will host it’s monthly neighborhood meeting on May 12, 2014 at Warren Easton High School, 3019 Canal St.

MCNO Monthly Meeting
May 12, 2014
Warren Easton High School
3019 Canal Street

6:00 – 6:30​: Mid-City Meet and Greet

6:30 – 6:35​:   Welcome & Announcements
• Volunteers needed for Bayou Boogaloo
• Mid-City Mixer
- Brown Derby action alert

6:35-6:40: Mid-City Security District nominations, Brad Cousins

6:40-6:45: 3201 Toulouse, Cristianne Wurmstedt

6:45-6:55  Short term rentals and the law:  Meg Lousteau, VCPORA

6:55-7:10:  Excessive Paving:  Dana Eness and Travis Martin, Urban Conservancy

7:10-7:25:  Lafitte Greenway Construction,  Dept of Public Works

7:25-7:45 : Neighborhood Open Forum

7:45:  Meeting Adjourns