If you experienced flooding, you can file a claim with the SWB. Call 504.585.2252. A representative will mail a claim form to a property owner, or a form can be picked up at S&WB's headquarters, 625 St. Joseph St.
City Council budget hearings start today. Stay informed. Stay engaged. Live Stream here.
The City Council will vote on the Master Plan Amendments on July 27, 2017.
As a member of the Resolutions Committee, I authored a Resolution 17-2, "A RESOLUTION URGING LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL ELECTED AND APPOINTED OFFICIALS TO SUPPORT LOCAL, REGIONAL AND GLOBAL EFFORTS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE, BUILD A CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY, AND SECURE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE". The City of New Orleans is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, due to its low elevation, land subsidence rates, sea level rise, and prediction of more intense weather events. We have suffered loss of life and billions of dollars of damage to property and infrastructure due to catastrophic climate events. Ambitious, immediate action across our economy is necessary to cut carbon pollution and other greenhouse gases and to invest in water management and infrastructure. The City of New Orleans has adopted a Climate Action Strategy to limit our contribution to global climate change, as well as goals for Green Infrastructure, Environmental Quality and Resilience in the Master Plan for the 21st Century http://www.nola.gov/city-planning/master-plan/ The Democratic Party also has a platform to combat climate change, build a clean energy economy, and secure environmental justice https://www.democrats.org/party-platform#environment. Since President Donald Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php, it is incumbent upon local and state governments to unite to carry out these important policies and principles. On June 14, 2017, OPDEC unanimously approved Resolution 17-2 to urge the political leadership representing Louisiana to join others cities and states in pledging to support these policies.
City Planning to hold Public Hearing on creation of new Historic Districts in Uptown, Carrollton, Mid City and Parkview
The City Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to consider the Historic District Study Committee Reports recommending the creation of four new local historic districts: Uptown, Carrollton, Mid City, and Parkview. The public hearing will be part of the City Planning Commission’s regular meeting at 1:30pm, August 23, 2016 in the City Council Chambers. To ready the Study Committee reports or view the maps of proposed boundaries, click here.
Louisiana's annual Voter Registration Week will be observed statewide from May 9-13, 2016. Visit the Secretary of State website for a comprehensive listing of scheduled activities and will be revised as information is received from each parish registrar of voters. For more information, contact your parish registrar of voters.
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