Important City Meetings This Week

Your Participation Can Guide the Future of Mid-City!!!
District A Budgeting Meeting, Tues, Aug. 10
  Councilperson Guidry and Mayor Landrieu will host a meeting to review the budget constraints that our City is facing. This is your chance to give input on what priorities matter to you. The District “A” meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10th at Grace Episcopal Church, located at 3700 Canal Street; doors open at 6 p.m. The meeting will include break-out sessions designed to gather as much public input as possible. You do not need to live in District A to attend, although there will also be a District B meeting at a later date.
Two Laffite Corridor Meetings – Aug. 9 and 13  
On Monday, Aug. 9, from 2-3pm, there will be a Selection Committee meeting to evaluate proposals for the Lafitte Corridor design team. Public is invited to attend. Meeting will be held at the City Planning Commission Conference Room (1340 Poydras, 9th floor).
On Friday, Aug. 13 at 9am, the Lafitte Greenway Steering Advisory Committee will meet. This is a group of citizens charged by the Mayor with helping direct and supervise the development of the Lafitte Corridor. Public is invited and comments are accepted. Meeting will be held at the Urban League of Greater New Orleans, 2322 Canal St. The group announced it will continue discussion of the Committee’s mission and vision for the Lafitte Greenway/Lafitte Corridor Revitalization Project and hear news regarding progress towards selection of a design team for the project.
City Council Considers Master Plan and Canal Street
Protection – Aug 12  

At its regular meeting on August 12 (10am, City Council Chambers at 1300 Perdido Street), the City Council will consider passage of the Master Plan. Also, Councilperson Guidry will make a motion for upper Canal Street to be added to the Inner City Urban Corridor status already in the works for lower Canal Street. The ICUC status gives an additional measure of review and oversight to signage, building design, alchohol permits, business types, and other quality of life issues for new businesses that come to the area. It is a great benefit for Mid-City as it ensures that new business is compatible, both in use and in appearance, with our historic residential neighborhood.

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