NEW ORLEANS - At the regular City Council meeting on March 5, 2020, District "E" Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen put forth a resolution (R-20-76) urging the City of New Orleans to amend Chapters 1 - 170 of the City Code and replace all male-centric verbiage with gender-neutral terminology.
March is nationally-recognized as Women's History Month, and women and individuals of all genders, races, classes, and ethnic backgrounds have played a significant role in shaping the city as we know it today. Currently, New Orleans is led by an unprecedented number of strong female representatives, including the Mayor, City Councilmembers, directors, department heads, and staff. The Council believes that a government of the people and for the people should be inclusive and accessible to not just some, but all those it represents.
"On this historic day for the City of New Orleans, I would like to dedicate this resolution and the ordinances that will follow, to all of the women, trans-women, and non-binary individuals that have contributed, and contribute daily to the great City of New Orleans," said Councilwoman Nguyen. "We must remember those who built the platform we now stand on and honor them by working to build an even better future for our children and our City."
In the coming weeks, Councilwoman Nguyen will release additional information on forthcoming ordinances and procedures to be voted upon by the Council to formally change the City Code to include gender-neutral terminology throughout.