Sign Up with Evacuteer to Help Out this Hurricane Season

Want to help your neighbors this hurricane season?
Here is the link to sign up:

Training will consist of an overview of City Assisted Evacuation (CAE) and the impact volunteers will play in helping everyone safely and efficiently evacuate. Come to a training and take part!
Pizza will be provided by Theo’s Neighborhood Pizza in Mid-City. 
Other upcoming training dates:
  • Saturday, May 25th 11a to 1p
  • Monday, May 27th 5:30p to 6:30p
Specialized Trainings (to be offered on & in the Emergency Operations Center at City Hall)
  • Thursday, May 30th 5:30p to 6:30p – Leadership Training
  • Thursday, June 6th 5:30p to 6:30p – 311 Specialist Training
  • Thursday, June 13th 5:30 to 6:30p – Logistics Training

About evacuteer recruits, trains, and manages evacuation volunteers (evacuteers) who assist with New Orleans’ public evacuation option called the City Assisted Evacuation Plan (CAEP). The CAEP activates when a mandatory evacuation is called in the city of New Orleans and is designed to move 25,000-30,000 New Orleanians without transportation. The City has successfully implemented the plan once, in advance of Hurricane Gustav (Sept. 2008), when 18,000 residents utilized the CAEP. is an organization created out of lessons learned from that experience. Through an existing agreement with the City of New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (NOHSEP), the City of New Orleans has authorized to manage all volunteers who work within the CAEP at 17 neighborhood pick-up points, at the Union Passenger Terminal (hereafter UPT) for evacuee processing, and at City Hall to assist with hotline operation. For more information visit


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City Council Unanimously Approves Neighborhood Participation Program

At today’s (May 2, 2013) meeting, the City Council voted 7 to 0 to approve City Planning Commission’s Neighborhood Participation Program (NPP) for land use actions. The NPP will provide early notice to nearby residents and neighborhood groups. It will also require meetings between applicant (the developer, business owner, or the City) and the nearby residents and neighborhoods. This is a significant step forward that will end “Planning by Surprise” in New Orleans.

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the NPP a reality: City Planning Commission, CPC staff, City Council, City Council staff, and all of the New Orleans residents and neighborhood who have called for and provided input into the Neighborhood Participation Program. You can find the approved NPP on the City Planning Commission website at this link:

If you have any questions about the NPP, please contact Nick Kindel at or (504) 267-4665. We look forward to continuing to work with the City Planning Commission staff to help ensure the successful implementation of the Neighborhood Participation Program!