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July 26, 2018

Jason Rogers Williams

Council President Releases Statement on the Attack of George Gomez

Council President Releases Statement on the Attack of George Gomez

Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams took a point of personal privilege at the top of this morning's Regular City Council Meeting after the Pledge of Allegiance to apologize to George Gomez on behalf of the City of New Orleans.

May 30, 2018

Jason Rogers Williams

New Orleans City Council to Hold Press Conference for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

New Orleans City Council to Hold Press Conference for National Gun Violence Awareness Day

City Council President Jason Williams and other New Orleans City Councilmembers will hold a press event on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at 8:30 a.m. on the Wear Orange initiative calling attention to National Gun Violence Awareness Day (NGVAD). NGVAD 2018 will take place on Friday, June 1, followed by Wear Orange Weekend to show solidarity with cities and communities across the nation to end gun violence.

May 24, 2018

Jason Rogers Williams

City Council Directs City Planning Commission to Study Revitalization of Important Historic Canal Street Corridor

City Council Directs City Planning Commission to Study Revitalization of Important Historic Canal Street Corridor

At today's regular meeting, Council President Jason Williams introduced and the Council unanimously approved M-18-200 directing the City Planning Commission (CPC) to engage in an in-depth study on initiatives to revitalize Canal Street. The study will present findings on why previous recommendations were not able to be implemented and will identify ways to incentivize the use of upper floors on buildings along Canal Street that have remained vacant for years. 

May 21, 2018

Jason Rogers Williams

City Council President Calls for Support of Healthcare to Serve Hospitality Workers

City Council President Calls for Support of Healthcare to Serve Hospitality Workers

City Council President Jason Williams held a press conference today with leaders and decision-makers in the tourism industry to take a first step towards providing quality healthcare for hospitality workers. He was joined by District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks, District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Cheryl R. Teamer, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs of New Orleans & Company, and Mark Romig, President/CEO of New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation.

May 19, 2018

Jason Rogers Williams

City Council President Jason Williams to Voice Support for Low-Cost Healthcare for Hospitality Workers at Upcoming Press Conference

City Council President Jason Williams to Voice Support for Low-Cost Healthcare for Hospitality Workers at Upcoming Press Conference

City Council President Jason Williams will hold a press conference to discuss a clarion call to assist in the creation and institutionalization of a plan for quality low-cost healthcare for hospitality workers in the City.

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