NOLA CPP on Fox 8

NOLA CPP staffer Nick Kindel was on Fox 8 News this morning to talk about the City’s Proposed 2012 Budget and the New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance’s (NOCOG) Guide to the 2012 Budget. You can find the video of the interview on Fox 8’s website, and on YouTube. NOCOG’s Guide to the 2012 Budget on their website.

NOCOG’s Guide to the 2012 Budget

The New Orleans Coalition on Open Governance (NOCOG) has put together a Guide to the 2012 Budget. This Guide informs people how they can get involved, has the City Council hearing schedule, compares the 2012 budget to the 2011 budget, and shows which programs are proposed to be funded and which programs will not be funded. Please go to NOCOG’s website where you can find this guide and additional resources on the 2012 Budget.

UPDATE: 2012 Budget City Council Public Hearing Schedule

On Monday, October 17 at 2pm the Mayor presented his proposed budget to City Council. On Tuesday, October 25, City Council will begin its public hearings on the budget. All meeting will begin at 10am (except for Nov 1) and will be held in City Council Chambers. For more information on the budge hearings, please go to City Council’s website. For a complete schedule of the City Council Hearings and more public meetings, please go to NOCOG civic events calendar.

 

Tuesday, October 25

Presentation: Assessor Errol Williams; Tax Levy; Presentation on Special Tax Districts; Revenue Budget

Wednesday, October 26

Law Department; Civil Service; Office of the Inspector General

Thursday, October 27

Safety & Permits Department; Historic District Landmarks Commission; Vieux Carre Commission; City Planning Commission

Friday, October 28

Parks & Parkways Department; Sanitation Department; Mosquito, Termite, & Rodent Control; Juvenile Court

Monday, October 31

Traffic Court; Registrar of Voters; Finance Department

Tuesday, November 1 (Today only – Hearings begin at 1:30 p.m.)

Criminal District Court; District Attorney; Sheriff’s Office; Municipal Court

Wednesday, November 2

Fire Department; Police Department; Orleans Parish Communication District; Health Department; Human Services Department

Friday, November 4

Coroner’s Office; Miscellaneous – Municipal Participation – Orleans; Public Defender; Public Library

Monday, November 7

Property Management; Public Works Department; Capital Budget; Five-Year Capital Plan

Tuesday, November 8

Enterprise Funds & Special Districts: Delgado Albania Plantation Corp.; Municipal Yacht Harbor Corp.; French Market Corp. & Upper Pontabla Building Restoration Corp.; Piazza D’Italia Corp.; Rivergate Development Corp.; Canal Street Development Corp.; N.O. Building Corp.; N.O. Aviation Board; N.O. Regional Business Park; Downtown Development District; New Orleans Redevelopment Authority

Wednesday, November 9

Algiers Development District; Regional Transit Authority; Miscellaneous – Municipal Participation Grants: Regional Planning Commission; Ttal Community Action; Mayor’s Military Advisory Committee; New Orleans Council on Aging; LA SPCA; LSU Ag Center; Mayoral Sponsorship; Arts Council of New Orleans; Essence Festival; LA Department of Veterans Affairs; Miscellaneous – New Orleans Recreation Department Commission; Miscellaneous – Other Programs

Thursday, November 10

Presentation: Blight Reduction; Mayor’s Office; Mayor’s Office of Community Development

Friday, November 11

Clerk of Criminal District Court; Chief Administrative Office; Council & Alcohol Beverage Control Board

Monday, November 14

As Needed for Budget Committee

Tuesday, November 15

As Needed for Budget Committee

Wednesday, November 16

As Needed for Budget Committee

Friday, November 18

As Needed for Budget Committee

 

For additional information on the budget and budget process, please go to NOCOG’s website, the 2012 Budget Information page on the NOLA CPP website, City Council’s 2012 Budget page, or the Mayor’s Office Budget page.

Mayor’s Proposed 2012 Budget

The Mayor has proposed his 2012 Budget. He will submit that budget to City Council at a special session on Monday, October 17 at 2pm. You can find the Mayor Proposed 2012 Budget on the City’s website. City Council will review the proposed budget, hold public meetings where citizen participation is encourage (see this post for the schedule), make changes to the proposed budget, and approve a final budget by December 1.

City Council Public Hearing Schedule on the 2012 Budget

On Monday, October 17 at 2pm the Mayor is going to present his proposed budget to City Council. A week later, City Council will begin its public hearings on the budget. All meeting will begin at 10am (except for Nov 1) and will be held in City Council Chambers. For more information on the budge hearings, please go to City Council’s website. For a complete schedule of the City Council Hearings and more public meetings, please go to NOCOG civic events calendar.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25: TAX LEVY, PRESENTATION ON SPECIAL TAX DISTRICTS, REVENUE BUDGET, FINANCE DEPARTMENT

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26: LAW DEPARTMENT, CIVIL SERVICE, OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27: SAFETY & PERMITS DEPARTMENT, HISTORIC DISTRICT LANDMARKS COMMISSION, VIEUX CARRE COMMISSION, CITY PLANNING COMMISSION

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: PARKS AND PARKWAYS DEPARTMENT, SANITATION DEPARTMENT, MOSQUITO, TERMITE, & RODENT CONTROL

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31: MUNICIPAL COURT, TRAFFIC COURT, CLERK OF CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT, REGISTRAR OF VOTERS

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 (Today only – Hearings begin at 1:30 p.m.): CRIMINAL DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SHERIFF’S OFFICE

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2: FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT, ORLEANS PARISH COMMUNICATION DISTRICT, HEALTH DEPARTMENT, HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4: JUVENILE COURT, CORONER’S OFFICE, PUBLIC LIBRARY

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7: PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, CAPITAL BUDGET, FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL PLAN

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8: ENTERPRISE FUNDS & SPECIAL DISTRICTS – DELGADO ALBANIA PLANTATION CORP., MUNICIPAL YACHT HARBOR CORP., FRENCH MARKET CORP. & UPPER PONTABLA BUILDING RESTORATION CORP., PIAZZA D’ITALIA CORP., RIVERGATE DEVELOPMENT CORP., CANAL STREET DEVELOPMENT CORP., N.O. BUILDING CORP., N.O. AVIATION BOARD, N.O. REGIONAL BUSINESS PARK, DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, ALGIERS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, NEW ORLEANS REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9: ALGIERS DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT, REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY, MISCELLANEOUS – MUNICIPAL PARTICIPATION GRANTS, MISCELLANEOUS – OTHER PROGRAMS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10: PRESENTATION: BLIGHT REDUCTION, MAYOR’S OFFICE, MAYOR’S OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11: CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE, COUNCIL & ALCOHOL BEVERAGE CONTROL BOARD

 

For additional information on the budget and budget process, please go to NOCOG’s website, the 2012 Budget Information page on the NOLA CPP website, or the Mayor’s Office Budget page.

CBNO Citizen Participation Awards

On November 10, the Committee for a Better New Orleans will present its second annual Citizen Participation Award at a luncheon at the Marriott Hotel on Canal Street.  Carolyn Luckensmeyer, the Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, will be our keynote speaker. Please go here for a flyer for this event: CBNO Awards Invite 2011

Right now we invite you to nominate an individual and/or organization that has shown outstanding leadership on empowering citizens to be agents of change. For the nomination form, please click here; please feel free to circulate it among your friends and colleagues, and please take a little time to help us identify some great candidates for this year’s Citizen Participation Award (FYI, the Neighborhoods Partnership Network was last year’s recipient). Nominations are due by Tuesday, October 18.

If you have any questions or to submit your nominations forms, please contact Keith Twitchell at keithgct@aol.com. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting Summary

On Monday, October 3, the NOLA CPP Action Team met to discuss our meeting with the Mayor, meeting with City Planning staff, and the kick-off of the Neighborhood Participation Plan (NPP) process. We discussed these events and our key priorities for moving forward. The major next steps include the following:

1.  Be very engaged with the city’s (NEO’s) NPP process, and work to make sure it does include both the internal and external components.

2.  Expand the conversation with City Planning regarding their participation in the Gentilly pilot project.

3.  Explore CPP funding options, including possible non-governmental (foundation?) funding as well as the community conversation around a dedicated revenue source.

4.  Continue informing the community about the CPP model, taking input on it and refining it as such input suggests.

Please go to the following link for the complete summary of the October 3 Action Team Meeting: Action Team 10.03.11

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