Reminder: NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting Mon, Dec 5, 6pm

To prepare people to get involved with CPC’s NPP process, we are going to hold a NOLA CPP Action Team meeting on Monday, December 5 at 6pm at CBNO’s Office (4902 Canal Street, Suite 300). We will inform people about City Planning Commission’s NPP process and let people know how they can be involved. This is a very critical phase of this process we have worked together on for so long, so we hope to see you at the Action Team meeting on Monday, December 5.

What: NOLA CPP Action Team Meeting
When: Monday, December 5, 6 to 7:30pm
Where: CBNO Office – 4902 Canal Street, Suite 300

Draft Neighborhood Participation Plan

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Draft Neighborhood Participation Plan & December 5 Action Team Meeting

The Neighborhood Engagement Office (NEO) has completed its public meetings, gotten input on the draft NPP, and released another draft of the Neighborhood Participation Plan. NEO Director, Lucas Diaz, has delivered this draft to the Mayor for his review.

Now NEO is going to work with certain priority City Departments to create NPP Plans for those Departments. First, NEO is going to work with City Planning Commission (CPC) on their NPP. CPC’s process is starting right now and will last until April 2012. CPC will kick off their process with a public meeting in early December.

To prepare people to get involved with CPC’s NPP process, we are going to hold a NOLA CPP Action Team meeting on Monday, December 5 at 6pm at CBNO’s Office (4902 Canal Street, Suite 300). We will inform people about City Planning Commission’s NPP process and let people know how they can be involved. We hope to see you at the Action Team meeting on Monday, December 5.

CBNO Citizen Participation Awards – Thursday, November 10, 12pm

On Thursday, November 10, the Committee for a Better New Orleans will present the second annual Citizen Participation Awards.  These will be given at a lunch at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal Street.  Diana Lewis and the Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) are the honorees.  The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Luckensmeyer, Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, the internationally renowned civic engagement organization that played such a vital role in the Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP) process after Hurricane Katrina.

 

This event will offer a rare opportunity to hear one of the worldwide leaders in citizen participation.  We hope you will join us for Carolyn’s talk and also to honor Diana Lewis and OPEN who have made such a difference in citizen participation in New Orleans.  While much has been accomplished in the last six years, there is still so much more work to be done, and there are still those who do not favor meaningful civic engagement.  Your attendance will support the ongoing CPP work and help make a statement about how important citizen participation is to the future of our city.

 

Information on how to purchase tickets or tables for the Citizen Participation Awards lunch follows below.  If your firm might be interested in being a sponsor of this event, please contact Keith Twitchell at (504) 430-2258. To download a copy of the information flyer to share with your friends and colleagues, please use this link: CBNO Awards Invite 2011.

 

 

City of New Orleans Neighborhood Participation Plan – 2nd Draft for Review

We received an email from Lucas Diaz at the Neighborhood Engagement Office (NEO). NEO is seeking comments on their Draft Neighborhood Participation Plan by Monday morning, November 7. Please review the following NPP Plan and provide any comments to Lucas Diaz.

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Dear community member,

Please find attached the second iteration of the City NPP Draft. I apologize, again, for the delay in getting this to you.

A few observations: two sections are not complete yet—the hypothetical case scenarios and the research section. I should have those finished for the third iteration of the draft. Also, at the moment I am still pursuing a presentation to the Administration early next week, but if that gets pushed back a week, I will inform you of that process.

As for the draft document that is attached, please feel free to share with community stakeholders who were not able to attend the working group meetings. Please forward all recommendations for improvement to me directly to this email address. Please use the next 48 hours to review and provide feedback. You can continue to provide feedback throughout the weekend, but please note that I intend to complete the third draft version for Monday, which I anticipate sending to you on time, as promised.

If you have any questions about any of this information or information in the document, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.

Lastly, bear in mind that this document does not constitute, at this time, the City’s position on public participation from the Administration’s perspective. Until the Mayor approves it, the information in this document is our collective effort to arrive at that point, which is now very close, but not yet there. In light of this, please inform your contacts with whom you share this document that it represents a working progress towards Mayoral approval and that as such it is not yet final.

Best,

 

Lucas Diaz
Director of Neighborhood Engagement Office
City of New Orleans

1300 Perdido Street  |  Suite 8W03  |  New Orleans, LA  70112

504-658-4965 (o)  |  504-658-4969 (f)

ldiaz@nola.gov  |  www.nola.gov

 

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