NEW ORLEANS - District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer has issued the following statement on adopted Motion M-19-238 directing the City Planning Commission (CPC) to study businesses with live, outside entertainment next to residential homes:
"At Thursday's Council meeting, we approved a motion (M-19-238) directing the City Planning Commission (CPC) to review policies as it relates to businesses operating next to residential homes. This motion simply begins the conversation to determine useful guidelines for how businesses and residents can coexist in our historic neighborhoods. I have asked the CPC to review this issue, gather public input and submit recommendations to ensure all sides are represented in this process. I encourage residents to be a great part of the dialogue as we try to find solutions that protect our culture, the fabric of our neighborhoods, and our businesses," said Councilmember Palmer.
"I also want to be clear that this will not affect existing businesses who already operate with outdoor spaces. In my last term, I worked closely with Bacchanal Wine, Mother-in-Law Lounge, and Candlelight Lounge to make their operations legal and not subject to complaints from new residents. As a lifelong New Orleanian, I recognize the importance many of these places have to our neighborhoods and will remain a consistent supporter."
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "C"