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

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 camera@mcno.org 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 camera@mcno.org.

 

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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MCNO Board of Directors Election Results

Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (MCNO) membership re-elected six members of its Board of Directors to additional two-year terms at its December 14, 2015 meeting, including Graham Bosworth, Brad Cousins, Mary Kelly-Swafford, Emily Leitzinger, Roux Merlo, and Debra Voelker. The remaining five Board positions will be up for election in December of 2016.

The Mid-City Neighborhood Organization is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all residents of Mid-City New Orleans. MCNO is made up of its Members and a governing volunteer Board of Directors. Directors serve two-year terms and are expected to attend monthly board and general membership meetings, as well as other community and committee meetings on an ad hoc basis.

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

Porch Crawl is SOLD OUT!

If you missed it this year, there is always next year!

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 www.midcitysecuritydistrict.org.

To apply to become a Commissioner, simply e-mail your resume and a cover letter to mcsd@mcno.org 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 http://mcno.org/about/join/. 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.

 

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.