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December 21, 2018

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council Approves City Ordinance to Establish "Do Not Toss" Newspaper Registry

Council Approves City Ordinance to Establish "Do Not Toss" Newspaper Registry

NEW ORLEANS - The "Do Not Toss" ordinance passed by the Council today allows New Orleans residents to opt out of having unsolicited newspapers tossed on or around their home. Beginning Jan. 31, 2019, residents can add their name and address to the "Do Not Toss" registry through the city's website, nola.gov, or by calling 3-1-1. Residents on the list may still receive unsolicited printed materials, including newspapers but they are required to be placed on their doorstep, dropped into a mail slot, attached to the door, or hand delivered.

December 18, 2018

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Updates Citizens on Short Term Rental Vote

Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Updates Citizens on Short Term Rental Vote

NEW ORLEANS - The Short Term Rental (STR) motion authored by District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer will go before the Council in January in order to allow time for citizens and fellow Councilmembers to provide additional feedback.

December 13, 2018

District C, Kristin Gisleson Palmer

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Proposes New Short Term Rental Legislation

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Proposes New Short Term Rental Legislation

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Councilmember Palmer released details of a motion to tighten regulations to the City's Short Term Rental (STR) program. The proposed legislation will continue to allow property owners with a homestead exemption to receive an STR permit called a residential license. Whole home rentals are no longer allowed unless located within a commercially zoned district. The STR ban in the French Quarter will remain in place but has been extended to the Garden District.

October 18, 2018

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council Approves Ordinance Ending Mandatory Bike Registration

Council Approves Ordinance Ending Mandatory Bike Registration

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Councilmembers passed an ordinance that allows individuals to voluntarily register their bike(s). The ordinance, authored by Transportation Chair Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, ends mandatory bicycle registration effective immediately.  Bicycle registration will still be required by companies that own and/or rent bikes to the public. The ordinance will also move administration duties from the New Orleans Police Department to the Department of Safety and Permits.

October 18, 2018

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council Passes "Ban the Box" Ordinance by District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council Passes "Ban the Box" Ordinance by District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Council passed the "Ban the Box" ordinance which prohibits the City and City contractors from asking potential employees' criminal history on initial job applications. Councilmember Palmer authored the legislation, which will go into effect March 1, 2019. This will allow Mayor LaToya Cantrell's administration time to inform contractors and train employees on the new law.

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