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October 6, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno Meets with Vice President Harris to Request Assistance with Storm Costs and Hardening Power Grid

Council President Moreno Meets with Vice President Harris to Request Assistance with Storm Costs and Hardening Power Grid

NEW ORLEANS - Yesterday, Council President Helena Moreno met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss ways the Biden Administration can help New Orleans and Louisiana shoulder power restoration costs and build a more resilient power grid for the future.

 

The vice president has been a longtime leader on climate action and has fought for strong investments in climate resiliency dating back to her days as California attorney general and senator. 

October 5, 2021

Helena Moreno, Joseph I. Giarrusso

New Orleans City Council Advocates on Behalf of Ratepayers for Power Grid Upgrades and Restoration Costs

New Orleans City Council Advocates on Behalf of Ratepayers for Power Grid Upgrades and Restoration Costs

NEW ORLEANS - Through a resolution, the New Orleans City Council is requesting federal assistance to help cover Hurricane Ida power restoration costs and the future hardening of the power grid. Led by Council President Helena Moreno, the resolution is co-authored by all members of the Council.

 

Federal funding for power restoration costs, now estimated at nearly $150 million for New Orleans alone, remains among Council President Moreno's top priorities in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

September 14, 2021

Helena Moreno

President Moreno Calls for a Study on Power Utility Competition, Investigation into Entergy and New Inquiries to Focus on Entergy Oversight

President Moreno Calls for a Study on Power Utility Competition, Investigation into Entergy and New Inquiries to Focus on Entergy Oversight

NEW ORLEANS - Today, Council President and Utilities Committee Chair Helena Moreno announced new accountability and oversight measures that will be taken up at the Wednesday, September 22 Utilities Committee Meeting. Moreno will author a series of new steps focused on getting answers and accountability on behalf of the people of New Orleans, many tens of thousands of whom sat in the dark and heat for more than a week after Hurricane Ida's exit from our area. 

September 7, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Moreno and Council Vice President Glapion Team Up with Community Partners to Distribute Cell Phones, Ice, Essential Item Kits and Hot Meals

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NEW ORLEANS - Councilmembers Moreno and Glapion have teamed up with several organizations to hold an emergency supplies distribution site today, Tuesday, September 7, at GW Carver High School from 5 PM - 7 PM, or until supplies run out.

September 4, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council President Helena Moreno and Council Vice President Donna M. Glapion Partner on Hurricane Ida Supplies Distribution

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NEW ORLEANS - Council President Helena Moreno and Council Vice President Donna M. Glapion will distribute meals, essential items and tarps to residents impacted by Hurricane Ida on Sunday September 5, at 2 PM at St. Mary of the Angels on Miro Street. No documentation is required, and the distribution will take place until supplies run out.

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