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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

Jared C. Brossett

Short-Term Rental Enforcement Ordinance by Councilmembers Brossett and Palmer Passed by Governmental Affairs Committee

Short-Term Rental Enforcement Ordinance by Councilmembers Brossett and Palmer Passed by Governmental Affairs Committee

NEW ORLEANS - During today's meeting, the Special Governmental Affairs Committee passed Ordinance 33,351 authored by Councilmembers Jared Brossett and Kristin Gisleson Palmer to create a fund to enforce short-term rental legislation. The ordinance will now go to the full Council for a vote during its regular meeting on Thursday, October 7.

 

“We owe it to our constituents to enforce the short-term rental laws that have been on the books for the last two years,” said District “D” Councilmember Jared C. Brossett. “We passed targeted legislation in 2019 to strengthen the permitting, monitoring, and enforcement process for short-term rentals, but the longer we go without enforcement, the more we disrupt local neighborhoods and drive people out of their own homes. We are already experiencing an affordable housing crisis, and the rise of short-term rentals has only exacerbated that. It’s time we put the needs of our residents and our neighborhoods first.” 

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 29, 2021

Kristin Gisleson Palmer

Councilmember Kristin Palmer Advances Legislation Requiring Independent Safety Inspections of Construction Sites in Response to Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

Councilmember Kristin Palmer Advances Legislation Requiring Independent Safety Inspections of Construction Sites in Response to Hard Rock Hotel Collapse

NEW ORLEANS - During Thursday's Governmental Affairs Committee meeting, District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer will present an ordinance that requires independent inspections during the construction of buildings taller than 75 feet (measured from grade level to the average height of the highest). 

September 25, 2021

Cyndi Nguyen

Councilmember Nguyen Reminds Residents of Scheduled Transmission Maintenance on Sherwood Forest Substation

Councilmember Nguyen Reminds Residents of Scheduled Transmission Maintenance on Sherwood Forest Substation

NEW ORLEANS - District "E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen wants residents to be aware of required transmission maintenance on the Sherwood Forest Substation taking place Monday, September 27 through Wednesday, December 1 to replace one of the transformers.

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