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October 22, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council to Consider Efforts to Prevent Bill Increases and Address Long-term Grid Resilience

Council to Consider Efforts to Prevent Bill Increases and Address Long-term Grid Resilience

NEW ORLEANS - On Monday, October 25, Council President Helena Moreno will hold a special Utilities Committee Meeting to consider instruments to end the threat of electricity bill increases while beginning the essential effort to harden our grid for the climate challenges to come. 

October 21, 2021

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Council Approves New Emergency Protocols for Independent Living Facilities

Council Approves New Emergency Protocols for Independent Living Facilities

NEW ORLEANS - During today's regular meeting, the Council approved Ordinance 33,452 and Resolution R-21-388 by Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, which extend many of the nursing home emergency protocols to independent and residential living facilities, following the death of five tenants during Hurricane Ida.

 

October 18, 2021

Helena Moreno

Statement from Council President Moreno and Council Vice President Glapion Regarding Councilmember Brossett

Seal of the City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS - This is overall a very sad situation. We hope that our friend and colleague takes the necessary steps to make himself well. 

October 7, 2021

Helena Moreno

Council Unanimously Passes Council President Moreno's Resolution to Appeal for Federal Assistance for Storm Restoration Costs and Power Grid Upgrades

Council Unanimously Passes Council President Moreno's Resolution to Appeal for Federal Assistance for Storm Restoration Costs and Power Grid Upgrades

NEW ORLEANS - Today, the Council unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Council President Helena Moreno and co-authored by all seven Councilmembers that appealed to federal officials, including President Biden and Louisiana's Congressional Delegation, for funding to shoulder power restoration costs from Hurricane Ida, as well as future grid resiliency investments. 

October 7, 2021

Jay H. Banks

Council Waives Certain Building and Demolition Permit Fees Following Hurricane Ida

Council Waives Certain Building and Demolition Permit Fees Following Hurricane Ida

NEW ORLEANS - During today's Regular Council meeting, the Council passed Ordinance 33,459, which waives certain fees relating to building permits and demolition permits necessary to repair or rebuild structures damaged by Hurricane Ida and occupied on August 29, 2021, except where renovation or new construction was in progress. This allows residents to start the rebuilding process as expeditiously as possible.

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