NEW ORLEANS - During today's regular New Orleans City Council meeting, the Council approved Ordinance No. 32,757 authored by Councilmember Williams and co-sponsored by Councilmembers Banks, Moreno, Giarrusso, and Palmer, that amends the City Code relative to Stormwater Management requirements and paved surface parking. The ordinance requires all surface non-residential off-street parking spaces to be permeable and provides applicable definitions for the following: Off-Street Parking Space, Permeable Paving, and Substantial Improvement.
"Decades after 1812, generations of people have written about the importance of the Battle of New Orleans. Many generations after ours, people will talk about what we did or did not do about how we live with water. Now is not actually the time. We are so very behind," said Councilmember-At-Large Jason Williams. "This ordinance builds upon and augments all the efforts of Sewerage and Water Board Director Gasaan Korbon and the Administration to better manage the threat of water. The Sewerage and Water Board and the Department of Public Works cannot alone fix our problems. We cannot, and I will not stand by and do nothing while our City floods repeatedly. We need Public Works to clean catch basins, and we need the Sewerage and Water Board to identify issues and repair our aging underground infrastructure."
Keith D. Lampkin, Chief of Staff
Councilmember Jason Rogers Williams, At-Large