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Media Advisory: Agenda Highlights for Regular Council Meeting on November 16, 2017

November 15, 2017

What: Among the agenda items scheduled to be heard at tomorrow's regular City Council meeting:
  • The Council will consider Resolution R-17-570 to approve City Council/Harrah's Community Support Grant Funds per each Council district, subject to each organization's eligibility. To view the full list of grant fund recipients per district, click here.
  • The Council will consider several motions to approve appointments and reappointments by Mayor Mitch Landrieu to the Sewerage & Water Board and other organizations including the following:
    • Board of Zoning Adjustments
    • Audubon Commission
    • New Orleans Aviation Board
    • City Planning Commission
    • Metropolitan Human Services District
    • Board of Building Standards and Appeals
  • The Council will consider a motion authorizing the issuance and advertisement of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a Public Safety Consultant.
  • The Council will consider establishing a new, dedicated fund known as the "Judgment Fund," to ensure the availability of funds for the payment of legal judgments rendered against the City.
  • The Council will consider a resolution supporting the Federal Historic Tax Credit program and urging the President of the United States and the United States Congress to continue the federal Historic Tax Credit program.
  • The Council will consider a motion to approve the Operating Budget of the French Market Corporation for the year 2017 with an additional $1.1 million in funding for renovations to the Moon Walk Project.
  • The Council will consider an ordinance to extend the effectiveness of Ordinance No. 26,921, which created the "Adult Live Performance Venue Interim Zoning District," for an additional 180 days.
  • Additionally, the Council will consider an ordinance to amend the Code of the City of New Orleans relative to the display of unauthorized signs, signals, or markings, to permit commercial advertising on City-approved bike share stations.
  • As special orders of business, the Council will recognize the life and career of 83-year-old NOPD Deputy Superintendent Yvonne Bechet and receive a performance from D.J. Jubilee and Partners N' Crime to celebrate their 25 years in the entertainment industry.
To view the regular meeting agenda, click here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, at 10 a.m.

City Council Chamber
City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
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Media Contact:
Cleveland Spears, III

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