June 1, 2018

Message from Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso III

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CM Gisleson Palmer





Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you as your City Councilmember for District A. This first month has been an incredible learning experience for my staff and me as we’ve heard your concerns at neighborhood association meetings, and through your calls, emails, and letters.

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Legislative Updates
Sewerage and Water Board
My first meeting as Chair of the Public Works, Sanitation, and Environment Committee will be held on Monday, June 25 starting at 9:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber. Among my goals for this committee is to closely evaluate the performance of the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) and to hold the utility accountable for the promises they make to the council and services they are required to provide to you, their customers.
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Short-Term Rentals

On May 24, the City Council voted to approve two motions designed to press pause on some Short-Term Rentals (STRs) while we, as a council, get a handle on the impact of the regulations the previous council passed last year have had on our neighborhoods.

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Blight Reduction
On June 7, I introduced an ordinance that, if passed, will improve the blight hearing process. The goal is to reduce the time it takes to get blighted properties through the adjudication process. The new streamlined process will allow the city to schedule cost hearings and to record liens quicker. The changes do not affect due process or notification requirements, it simply removes an unnecessary delay. I am hopeful that I will get the support of my colleagues on this legislation and that neighborhoods will see a positive change as a result.
New Orleans City Council
 District A Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso III