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March 9, 2022

City Council

New Orleans City Council Announces Redistricting Open House to Increase Public Engagement In Redistricting Process 

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In an effort to increase public engagement in the citywide Redistricting process, the New Orleans City Council has announced that it will extend the public comment period by implementing in-person meetings, as well as an Open House event for citizens.

The Redistricting Open House will take place on Monday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the Open House, there will be two listening sessions taking place at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

February 3, 2022

Lesli Harris

Council Underscores its Opposition to Jail Expansion and Commits to Legal Advocacy for Jail Retrofit

Council Underscores its Opposition to Jail Expansion and Commits to Legal Advocacy for Jail Retrofit

During today's regular meeting, the City Council adopted Resolution R-22-85, stressing the Council's continued support for a retrofit of the existing jail over the alternative plan to construct a new "Phase III" jail facility. 

February 3, 2022

Helena Moreno, Joseph I. Giarrusso, Jean Paul "JP" Morrell, Lesli Harris

Councilmembers Release Preliminary Action Items to Address Violent Crime

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Today, Council President Helena Moreno, Vice-President J.P. Morrell, and Councilmembers Lesli Harris and Joe Giarrusso announced the release of a compilation of action items to address surging violent crime in our communities. These Councilmembers will continue to receive feedback from the public and collaborate with the full Council on solutions, noting that public safety is the Council’s top priority.

January 24, 2022

Jean Paul "JP" Morrell

Councilmember JP Morrell Responds to Entergy Pulling $30 Million Commitment from Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Councilmember JP Morrell Responds to Entergy Pulling $30 Million Commitment from Sewerage & Water Board Substation

With critical infrastructure funding being called into question, Councilmember At-Large JP Morrell, who took office earlier this month, responds to Entergy New Orleans backing out of its $30 million commitment to build a substation that would provide critical drainage and power to pumps during flooding emergencies.

January 24, 2022

Helena Moreno

Statement from Council President Moreno Regarding Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Statement from Council President Moreno Regarding Sewerage & Water Board Substation

Entergy's inability to finance the Sewerage & Water Board doesn't stop this project because the big difference is that the City now has American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars in hand. Using ARPA funds to pay for the SWBNO substation is now the most straightforward solution to funding this project, and it's also the cheapest for ratepayers. For Entergy to finance the substation means SWBNO ratepayers would be on the hook for almost $30 million in construction costs and another $7 million in Entergy profit.

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