NEW ORLEANS - Today, City Council President Helena Moreno announced that the Council will delay its regularly scheduled Jan. 9 and Jan. 23 meetings by one week each due to the ongoing recovery from the cyber attack in December. The new dates for January's regular Council meetings will be Thursday, Jan. 16, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020.
"While our City employees, national guard, and many volunteers have labored tirelessly to bring us back from the cyber attack and resulting protective measures taken, access to critical documents and information is still limited for many city departments, boards and agencies," said Council President Moreno. "We are delaying our regular meetings this month by one week to help give staff more time to prepare material and documents in order to give the public the Council meeting they expect."
To complete this change, the Council will meet briefly on Thursday morning in a special meeting to amend the official calendar and formally resolve that land use and other pending legal deadlines be temporarily suspended due to the ongoing state of emergency as declared by the executive. All matters previously scheduled for consideration on Jan. 9 will be taken up at the meeting on Jan. 16.
Council offices are open for regular business this week, although access to official emails and documents may be limited. Regular phone numbers and temporary email addresses have been posted on the City's website ( nola.gov ) for all Council-related inquiries. Continue to follow @NOLACityCouncil on Facebook and Twitter for additional updates and information.
Chief of Staff
Office of Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno