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July 1, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Governmental Affairs Chair to Present Proposed Updates to City Code for Short Term Rental Operators and Platforms

Governmental Affairs Chair to Present Proposed Updates to City Code for Short Term Rental Operators and Platforms

NEW ORLEANS - Governmental Affairs Committee Chair and District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer will present updates to the City Code relative to enforcement, permitting, and fees for New Orleans' Short Term Rental (STR) program. You can read and review a short description of the proposed changes here or the ordinance (Cal. No. 32,691) here. The Governmental Affairs Special Committee meeting is Wednesday, July 17th at 1 p.m. inside the City Council Chambers.

June 27, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Governmental Affairs Chair Proposes Updates to the City's Existing Alcoholic Beverage Outlets Laws

Governmental Affairs Chair Proposes Updates to the City's Existing Alcoholic Beverage Outlets Laws

NEW ORLEANS - On Thursday, the City Council's Governmental Affairs Committee will consider Ordinance No. 32,693, which proposes a number of updates to the City's existing laws on alcoholic beverage outlets (ABOs). The ordinance removes antiquated language from the City's ABO laws that have been on the books since 1956 and outlines parameters for businesses who sell alcohol, clearly defining what it takes to be in compliance. 

June 14, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer to Ride RTA's Busiest Bus and Ferry Routes to Better Advocate for Transit Improvements

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer to Ride RTA's Busiest Bus and Ferry Routes to Better Advocate for Transit Improvements

NEW ORLEANS - Transportation Chair, Councilmember Palmer, is launching Transit Tuesdays, an initiative to hear from riders about their experiences using public transportation in New Orleans. Councilmember Palmer will ride an RTA bus from her home in Algiers Point to City Hall on Tuesday, June 18th during rush hour traffic. Additional routes will include riding the Algiers Ferry and utilizing RTA bus routes from Carrollton and New Orleans East to City Hall. Councilmember Palmer believes relying only on public transportation to get to work will provide her with first-hand experience of travel wait times and challenges of using the City's transit system.

June 12, 2019

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Planned Development for HANO Mixed-Income Housing Complex in Bywater

Community Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Planned Development for HANO Mixed-Income Housing Complex in Bywater

NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer is hosting a community meeting to outline next steps for the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) proposed development at 4100 Royal Street. On May 23, 2019, the Council voted to support Councilmember Palmer's modified zoning approval for the housing complex. A planned development was also initiated for the site, which is newly available under the City's inclusionary zoning laws.

June 10, 2019

District C, Kristin Gisleson Palmer

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Issues Statement Regarding Motion to Study Businesses with Live, Outside Entertainment Around Residential Homes

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer Issues Statement Regarding Motion to Study Businesses with Live, Outside Entertainment Around Residential Homes

NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer has issued the following statement on adopted Motion M-19-238 directing the City Planning Commission (CPC) to study businesses with live, outside entertainment next to residential homes:

"At Thursday's Council meeting, we approved a motion (M-19-238) directing the City Planning Commission (CPC) to review policies as it relates to businesses operating next to residential homes. This motion simply begins the conversation to determine useful guidelines for how businesses and residents can coexist in our historic neighborhoods. I have asked the CPC to review this issue, gather public input and submit recommendations to ensure all sides are represented in this process. I encourage residents to be a great part of the dialogue as we try to find solutions that protect our culture, the fabric of our neighborhoods, and our businesses," said Councilmember Palmer.
 

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