NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer will host a virtual meeting to discuss pedestrianization plans for the French Quarter. The public meeting will give residents an opportunity to share their thoughts and concerns about the City's process of exploring the idea of making the French Quarter more pedestrian-centric.
In May, Mayor LaToya Cantrell launched an internal team to explore the process of developing pedestrianization concepts for the French Quarter. At Councilmember Palmer's request, she also instructed her staff to engage with an external stakeholder group of representatives from the various resident and business associations in the French Quarter. Both groups operated with the following goals in mind:
Offer a safe, accessible and comfortable environment for residents and visitors to enjoy;
Improve the overall quality of life with sustainable near- and long-term pedestrian-centric approaches;
Provide creative opportunities that support the full business ecosystem to reopen, recover and thrive as we move through and beyond COVID-19 restrictions; and
Establish an inclusive framework and processes for decision-making that ensures pedestrianization efforts support improved outcomes for all stakeholders.
As part of the process, Mayor Cantrell has surveyed more than 2,000 French Quarter residents and created a webpage which provides studies being utilizing in the planning process, and the City's plan for public engagement.
WHAT: Virtual public meeting to discuss pedestrianization plans for the French Quarter
WHEN: Monday, August 17, 5:30 PM to 7 PM
Please note: Due to the expected high number of participants, questions will only be allowed through the Zoom chat feature and text messages. You can also submit your questions and feedback in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "C"