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November 19, 2018

Joseph I. Giarrusso

Statement from Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Boil Water Advisory

Statement from Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Boil Water Advisory

NEW ORLEANS - Public Works Committee Chair and District "A" Councilmember Joe Giarrusso has issued the following statement regarding today's boil water advisory for the East Bank of New Orleans:

November 1, 2018

Regular Meeting, Joseph I. Giarrusso

City Council to Recognize Work of New Orleans Career Center at its Regular Meeting on November 1

City Council to Recognize Work of New Orleans Career Center at its Regular Meeting on November 1

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans City Council has committed to funding quality early childhood education to help set children up for success in elementary school. However, once they get to high school, New Orleans' youth need to graduate ready to continue onto post-secondary education and pursue quality careers. Orleans Parish has many unfilled entry- and middle-skill employment in high wage, high demand careers available to graduates. The newly-opened New Orleans Career Center (NOCC) is meeting this need by connecting industry, workforce, and education, and developing future leaders in high-growth industries.

October 11, 2018

Public Works, Sanitation and Environment Committee, Joseph I. Giarrusso

Public Works Committee to Receive Updates from S&WB and More on Monday, October 15

Public Works Committee to Receive Updates from S&WB and More on Monday, October 15

NEW ORLEANS - The Public Works Committee will hear from leadership of the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) and the Department of Public Works at its meeting on Monday, Oct. 15. The S&WB will provide an update to the committee on their work to restore public confidence in regards to customer bills.

September 27, 2018

Governmental Affairs Committee, Joseph I. Giarrusso

Councilmembers Demand City Fill Unsafe, Unmaintained Pools

Councilmembers Demand City Fill Unsafe, Unmaintained Pools

NEW ORLEANS - In backyards across the city, pools sit unmaintained, serving as breeding grounds for mosquitoes, and posing health and safety threats to children. By law, pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition, in good repair with a functioning filtration system, and completely surrounded by a six-foot high fence with gates that are self-closing and self-latching. There are at least 61 unmaintained pools, by the city's count, and many have languished in disrepair for over a decade while owners work the city's code enforcement adjudication process to their advantage.

August 9, 2018

Joseph I. Giarrusso

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Calls for Elimination of Residency Requirement for S&WB

Councilmember Joe Giarrusso Calls for Elimination of Residency Requirement for S&WB

NEW ORLEANS - In an ongoing effort to find workable solutions to the problems the Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB) faces, Councilmember Joe Giarrusso on Thursday authored and introduced an ordinance that would exempt the utility from employee domicile requirements after receiving confirmation from the utility to lift the requirements. The legislation seeks to address the immediate need for robust hiring by the S&WB to address and improve public safety, health, and infrastructure issues revealed after the August 5, 2017 flood.

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