Action Team Meeting – February 22

NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting

Tuesday, February 22nd

6:00-7:30pm

CBNO office – 4902 Canal Street, Suite 300

The next NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 22 at 6:00pm. We will have information on the NPP Kick Off meeting, a review of the NPP process, a discussion about the Birmingham CPP leaders’ visit to New Orleans, and other items.

Revised Scope on City Planning’s NPP Website

The City Planning Commission has added a revised Scope of Work to the Neighborhood Participation Program website. The Scope of Work outlines the process for developing a Neighborhood Participation Program. In addition, the substitute resolution that was passed by City Council on October 21, 2010 is now on the website as well. You can access the City Planning Commission’s website here.

Latest NOLA CPP Newsletter

Please go to the following link for the latest edition of the NOLA CPP Newsletter…

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-New-Orleans-Citizens-Participation-Program.html?soid=1103747366279&aid=Lh9F8IvQ1fI.

City Planning’s Neighborhood Participation Program

The City Planning Commission has added a Neighborhood Participation Program page on their website. You can find the NPP scope of work, meeting information, and background documents on this website. City Planning is still working on the website, so not all of the information is current (such as the City Council Resolution). We encourage you to check into this website frequently. Here is the link to City Planning’s NPP website.

NPP Kick Off Meeting – Date Unknown

The City Planning Commission is going to hold the Kick Off Meeting for the Neighborhood Participation Program. We previously said that the meeting date was February 22. However, City Planning has informed us that the date has changed. We do not know the new date for the Kick Off Meeting, but we will inform you once the date has been confirmed. We will also include more details in our February NOLA CPP Newsletter. If you would like to sign up for email list, please go here.

Birmingham CPP Leaders to NOLA – March 17-19

Neighborhood Partnership Networks and Committee for a Better New Orleans are planning on bringing leaders from the Birmingham CPP to New Orleans. The purpose of this trip for the Birmingham leaders to share their experience working with a CPP, which will help inform New Orleans as we prepare to create our CPP. We have invited a City Councilperson, a business person, a city staffer, and two neighborhood association leaders. We plan on holding a series of public events over these three days. If you have any suggestions or want to get involved, please contact Nick Kindel at nolacpp@gmail.com or 504-267-4665.

Letter to the Editor: Citizen participation in planning on the horizon

Today (February 1, 2011), The Times-Picayune published a letter to the editor from CBNO’s President, Keith Twitchell. The letter said the Pilates studio on Magazine Street proves that the current system for citizen participation is not working and calls for a strong CPP. The letter says that this will change this summer when City Council adopts a CPP, and it encourages people to get involved in the City Planning Commission’s public process.

Here is the link to the letter to the Editor.

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