The following request will be sent to all New Orleans City Council Members:
A large portion of the area represented by the Mid-City Neighborhood Organization (“MCNO”) is situated within the boundaries of District “B.” The citizens of District “B” have been without a Council Representative since Ms. Head was sworn into the at-large council position on May 3, 2012.
On behalf of our members, MCNO urges you to preserve the Council’s voice in the selection of an interim District “B” representative by making an interim appointment before the expiration of the 30-day deadline. Respectfully, we believe that it is more appropriate for the Council to make this appointment than the Mayor’s office. Council members have consistently shown their responsiveness to citizen concerns, and several members are intimately familiar with the specific and complicated projects and challenges that confront our neighborhood.
It is essential to the welfare of our neighborhood that the District “B” interim council member be chosen by the Council, a body that recognizes the need for that appointee to be responsive, first and foremost, to the citizens he or she will represent.
We entreat you to respect the voice of the community by moving to appoint an interim District “B” council member with all deliberate haste.