Master Plan Text Amendment #19 before City Planning on Tuesday

Master Plan Amendment Text Amendment #19 is going back before the City Planning Commission for further review and a public hearing. The City Planning Commission public hearing and vote will take place at their Tuesday, August 28 meeting, no earlier than 3pm. You can review City Planning’s public hearing notice on its website. The City Planning staff will release a staff report by Friday afternoon. To view the staff report, go to the CPC video page, click on the agenda link for the August 28 meeting (when it becomes available), and go to Master Plan Amendments. No matter what the vote is at the City Planning Commission, its recommendation will go back to City Council for final approval.

 

At this hearing, City Planning will once again vote on removing District Councils from the Master Plan. District Councils are a critical component of the New Orleans Citizen Participation Plan, and should be preserved in the Master Plan. In it’s current form, the proposed sweeping changes to the Community Participation Plan chapter of the Master Plan is unacceptable. We hope that the Planning Commission will vote against Text Amendment #19 or limit the scope of the proposed changes to preserve District Councils and the work on the Master Plan done by thousands of New Orleanians.

Remaining Community Meetings on the City’s 2013 Budget

The Mayor has already hosted community meetings in Districts B, C, and E to get resident input on the priorities for the 2013 budget. The Mayor is about to hold the last two community budget meetings in Council Districts A and D. The remaining meetings will each start at 6pm, and a resource center, where residents can speak to representatives of various City Departments, will begin at 5:30pm. Here are the details of those meetings:

District A
Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 6pm

Lakeview Christian Center
5885 Fleur De Lis Drive
New Orleans, LA 70124

District D
Monday, August 27, 2012, 6pm
Dillard University
Professional Schools Building, Georges Auditorium
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

 

In addition to the Mayor’s meetings, neighborhoods in the Eastbank of District C have scheduled their own meeting to provide input on the residents priorities in the 2013 budget. This meeting will be held on Thursday, August 23 from 6 – 7:30pm at St Mark’s Church (1130 N Rampart St).

 

Business Breakfast Presentation on the NOLA CPP

Citizens Participation Project Breakfast  

Thursday, August 23, 8-10am, @ Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras St., Orleans Rm, 11th Fl.

Please come join the Committee for a Better New Orleans, the Downtown Development District, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, and the New Orleans Business Council for a breakfast presentation on what a formalized citizen participation process means for the business community of New Orleans! There is limited space at this event. 

Please RSVP to: Breonne DeDecker, Project Manager New Orleans Citizen Participation Project – btdedecker@gmail.com or call 504.267.4696

Master Plan Text Amendment #19 going back before City Planning on August 28

On June 28, City Council voted to send 15 Master Plan Amendments back to the City Planning Commission for further review and a public hearing. One of those amendments was Text Amendment #19. The City Planning Commission public hearing and vote will take place at their Tuesday, August 28 meeting, no earlier than 3pm. You can review City Planning’s public hearing notice on its website. No matter what the vote is at the City Planning Commission, its recommendation will go back to City Council for final approval.

 

At this hearing, City Planning will once again vote on removing District Councils from the Master Plan. District Councils are a critical component of the New Orleans Citizen Participation Plan, and should be preserved in the Master Plan. We oppose Text Amendment #19, and hope that CPC will vote against this amendment or at least approve revised language that would preserve District Councils in the Master Plan.

NOCOG Journalism Forum Wednesday, August 8