Action Team Meeting – Monday, October 3

On Monday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:30pm, CBNO will host a NOLA CPP Action Team meeting. We have a number of important topics to cover. We will discuss the Neighborhood Engagement Office kicking off the Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) process. In addition, we will discuss meetings with the Mayor and City Planning Commission staff. This is a very important meeting where we will discuss our strategy to advocate for our work on the NOLA CPP Model.

With everything that is happening, it is important to be involved with the NOLA CPP Action Team. We need people to be active in the Action Team, working with the NPP process, and continuing to advocate for a strong CPP. Here are the details of the Action Team meeting:

What: NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting

When: Monday, October 3, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Where: CBNO Office, 4902 Canal Street, Suite 300

We look forward to seeing everyone Monday night. Please contact Nick Kindel ( or 267-4665) if you have any questions or comments.


City Announces the Process to Create a Neighborhood Participation Program

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office has announced the process that will be used to create a Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for the City. NEO outlines a five-phase process that takes place between now and May 2013. The first phase will develop the NPP framework. The next two phases focus on the CPC’s NPP component. The final two phases expand the NPP citywide. Here is the breakdown of the five phases:

  • Phase IFramework development of City’s NPP – August to October 2011
  • Phase IIDevelopment and adoption of City Planning Commission’s NPP componentOctober 2011 to March 2012
  • Phase IIIPilot implementation/evaluation of the City Planning Commission’s NPP componentApril 2012-September 2012
  • Phase IV-Limited implementation/evaluation of City’s NPP across targeted city government departmentsNovember 2012-March 2013
  • Phase VComprehensive implementation of the City’s NPP (city-wide program finalization with lessons learned from initial implementation) – May 2013


The NPP work will be guided by the Coordinating Team that includes the following: CPC staff and Commission members, Key Administration Staff, and a Community Working Group (which is the original task force appointed by City Council and additional community members recommend by CPC). The Coordinating Team is scheduled to meet on September 29, October 12, and October 19.



NPP Final Scope of Work: Here is a pdf copy of the document that outlines the entire process to create a NPP.

Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Meetings

Here is information for the City Planning Commission on the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance meetings. The meetings will be held in each planning district over the next two and a half weeks. See below for the locations of all the CZO and Master Plan Amendment public meetings.


Monday, September 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 6, Gentilly

Southern University of New Orleans, 6400 Press Drive


Tuesday, September 13 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 9, 10 and 11, New Orleans East

Schaumburg School, 9501 Grant Street


Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 1, Central Business District and French Quarter

Pan American, 601 Poydras Street, 11th Floor


Thursday, September 15 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 12 and 13, Algiers and English Turn

Behrman Center, 2529 General Meyer Avenue


Monday, September 19 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Planning District 2, Central City and Garden District

Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard


Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 4, Mid-City and Tremé

Sojourner Truth Center, 2220 Lafitte Street


Wednesday, September 21 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 3, Uptown and Carrollton

Jewish Community Center, 5342 St. Charles Avenue


Thursday, September 22 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 7, Marigny, Bywater and Desire

Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, 2515 Franklin Avenue


Monday, September 26 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 5, Lake Area and Parkview

The Christopher Room, 6254 Vicksburg Street


Tuesday, September 27 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Planning District 8, Lower Ninth Ward

Dr. King Charter School, 1617 Caffin Avenue


To open a printer-friendly version of the schedule, please click here.

District E (New Orleans East) Budget Meeting Recap

The District E community budget meeting in New Orleans East was held at the Household of Faith Church on Tuesday, August 30. The media at this event cover some remarks that Councilmember Clarkson made at the District A meeting and this media. The story was first covered by our NOCOG partners at The Lens and then picked up by the Times-Picayune, Fox 8, and other media outlets. Click here for the article from The Lens.

We took notes of all of the public comments made at the New Orleans East District E meeting, which can be found here: District E (New Orleans East) Public Comment

Here are videos from this event:

Part One:
Part Two:
Part Three:

Mayor’s District D Budget Meeting Recap

The Mayor and Councilmember Hedge-Morrell hosted the District D Budgeting for Outcomes community meeting at UNO on Monday, August 22. The only report on this meeting is from our NOCOG partners at The Lens who wrote about the Juvenile Jail.

We took notes of all of the public comments made at the District D meeting, which can be found here: District D Public Hearing Comments

Public Comments:
Mayor’s Response: