The New Orleans Citizen Participation Project is in the final stages of finalizing the 2009 Draft Model for formalized Citizen Participation for the city of New Orleans. Over the past year and half, we have attended upwards of 50 neighborhood meetings to speak about the project, convened dozens of thematic meetings around issues that need to be addressed in-depth by the 2009 Draft, held a Citizen Participation Summit in July of 2008 that brought nearly 175 New Orleanians together to discuss formalized Citizen Participation, and just recently, in February 2009, held a Community Breakfast to unveil the Draft Model and solicit comments and critiques from citizens. We’ve had quite a busy past 18 months, and look forward to continuing our work by finalizing the Draft Model and taking the first steps towards implementing formalized citizen participation for our city!
We are currently soliciting donations to help keep the NOLACPP project going in the coming months. Donations of any amount are gladly accepted, and will be an important contribution to keeping the NOLACPP moving forward as we start developing pilot projects around the city of New Orleans. Checks can be mailed to:
4902 Canal Street, Suite 300
New Orleans, LA 70117
Please put NOLACPP or Citizen Participation on the memo line.
We thank you in advance for your support, and look forward to continuing to work within the various neighborhoods and communities to ensure that citizens can actively participate in the decisions that affect their lives!
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