Category Archives: Politics

District B Community Outreach with Councilmember Cantrell

June 18th – District “B” Councilmember Cantrell to Launch Gert Town “Tell Cantrell” Community Outreach Initiative District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell WHAT: District “B” Councilmember LaToya Cantrell will hold a news conference to launch the Gert Town “Tell Cantrell” Community Outreach Initiative. The community outreach effort promotes and encourages dialogue between residents, community organizers, theRead More

MCNO Board Nomination

MCNO Board Elections will be held on January 14th at our regular neighborhood meeting which is held at Warren Easton High School, from 6:30-7:30 (Second Monday). If you would like to nominate yourself, or someone you know for the MCNO Board, please send your nomination to or complete the following form. Anyone who livesRead More

Council District B and Mayor Landrieu to Speak TODAY about Budget

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Council District B Representative are hosting a District B Community Meeting to discuss 2013 budgeting process. The meeting will be held at the Jewish Community Center at 5342 St. Charles Avenue from 6:00-8:00. Wish this did not coincide with the MCNO neighborhood meeting tonight at Warren Easton tonight at 6:30-8:00 whereRead More

NOPD Citizen’s Academy

New Orleans Police Department is sponsoring the second 2012 Citizen’s Academy starting WednesdayJuly 18th. The classes lend helpful insight into the NOPD and its continuing efforts to reduce crimein New Orleans. The classes are taught by notable New Orleans officials such as the Chief of Police, the Sheriff, the District Attorney and a Criminal CourtRead More

City Planning Commission Is on OUR SIDE

Regarding the recent LAM-KING request for billboards in the Tulane Inner Urban Corridor District Design Overlay (IUCD), City Planning Commission took a stand and unanimously opposed the request citing the purpose of the IUCD to maintain and preserve the integrity of our neighborhood. For more information you can read the excerpt below: .

MCNO Official Position on Billboards

MCNO has submitted a formal position to the City Planning Commission to oppose the requested amendment to the Inner City Urban Corridor District Design overlay.  The amendment was to permit General Advertising Signs adjacent to I-10, with applicable standards. The MCNO Board found this amendment to be vague and limitless. Given the positive impact ofRead More

BioDistrict Meeting on Wednesday Requires Mid-Citizen Attendance

Over the past couple of years, through local efforts, the BioDistrict has been largely stymied from going forward with it’s masterplan that includes the historic residential areas of Mid-City and Gert Town – and the industrial side of Zion City. The BioDistrict was created in the summer of 2005 and is a political subdivision ofRead More

MCNO requests District B Interim Council Member Be Appointed

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 positionRead More