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February 21, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Authors Legislation to Support Affordable Housing

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Authors Legislation to Support Affordable Housing

NEW ORLEANS - At Thursday's meeting, Councilmembers will consider a motion and a resolution to encourage affordable housing in New Orleans. The motion (M-19-73) would amend the City's zoning law to require developments along the riverfront in the Marigny and Bywater to include at least 10 percent of affordable housing units in order to qualify for additional density and height limits, up to a maximum of six stories or 75 ft. The City Planning Commission (CPC) previously proposed these provisions, which already exist along the Algiers riverfront.

February 1, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Cyndi Nguyen, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

Councilmembers Kristin Palmer and Cyndi Nguyen Issue Joint Statement on Upcoming ABO Ordinance

Councilmembers Kristin Palmer and Cyndi Nguyen Issue Joint Statement on Upcoming ABO Ordinance

NEW ORLEANS - The Governmental Affairs (GA) committee discussed possible updates to the City's Alcohol Beverage Outlets (ABOs) ordinance on Thursday, January 31st.  The conversation focused on proposed policy changes within the ordinance, including reducing barriers for employment at ABOs, streamlining the permitting system, and equipping the ABO board with additional tools to help ABOs come into compliance with the law without revoking their permit. Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer and Cyndi Nguyen have issued the following joint statement:

January 11, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

New Orleans City Council Approves Two Motions to Address Short Term Rental Regulations

New Orleans City Council Approves Two Motions to Address Short Term Rental Regulations

NEW ORLEANS - At today's regular City Council meeting, Councilmembers voted to ask the City Planning Commission (CPC) to consider certain amendments to the City's Short Term Rental (STR) program. The motion (M-19-4) establishes only two types of STR permits: Residential and Commercial.

January 8, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council to Move Forward with Vote on Short Term Rentals

Council to Move Forward with Vote on Short Term Rentals

NEW ORLEANS - City Council Motion (M-19-4) would tighten regulations for the City's Short Term Rental (STR) program and incentivize commercial developers to provide more affordable housing for New Orleanians. Councilmembers Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Joe Giarrusso, Jay H. Banks and Helena Moreno are sponsoring the motion and will bring it up for a vote on Thursday, January 10th during the regular meeting beginning at 10 a.m. in the Council Chamber.

December 26, 2018

District C, Kristin Gisleson Palmer

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Palmer to Provide Christmas Dinners to Algiers Residents

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Palmer to Provide Christmas Dinners to Algiers Residents

NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer is joining Women on the Move to provide Christmas dinners to seniors and families in Algiers on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24th. The cooked dinners will include turkey, sides and dessert for a family of two or four.

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