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Ashley Rodrigue, Public Affairs Director, State Fire Marshal’s Office, sent the following to Representative Aimee Freeman last week:
"In follow-up to our last update on Tuesday, Nov. 1, a team of 19 State Fire Marshal deputies have completed an inspection operation in response to more than 100 complaints regarding life safety concerns.
At the conclusion of the operation, deputies were able to internally inspect the interior of 30 occupied properties. Of the properties deputies were able to enter, no complaints of life safety concerns and/or improper commercial use of one or two-family dwellings have been founded. (For the entire message see last week's newsletter).
Residents have since requested a list of the properties that were inspected (and not inspected) and what was found. Representative Freemen reported the following:
"We are waiting for an accurate review of the inspections and details with each address from the Fire Marshal's office, and they informed us that we should receive the spreadsheet early next week"
For more information on doubles to dorms go to Town of Carrollton Watch website.
New facts regarding Short Term Rentals resulting from the City Council Ordinance in response to the Fifth Circuit of Appeals ruling.
The City Council has begun a process to amend the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance as it relates to short term rentals. As of November 4, 2022, new Residential Short Term Rental (RSTR) permit applications are not being accepted until at least March 1, 2023, under the interim zoning district (IZD) adopted by the Council recently.. Some RSTR permits may be elible for renewal as a non-conforming use if:
Memorandum re current state of STRs, 11/4/2022 (Department of Safety and Permits)
CCEC is raising funds to support our annual neighborhood Thanksgiving and Christmas meal giveaway. We are also looking for persons who are interested in helping us support the daily programming within the center for 2023. Donations are tax deductible and can be made here.
Community Commitment is a social service agency started to provide free services to the community of New Orleans. We provide free basic computer tutorials, literacy improvement, social skills training for adults and children, and limited emergency financial assistance.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Roadway Closure on South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard
The City of New Orleans today announced Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Wallace C. Drennan, Inc., will temporarily close South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 a.m. and lasting through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. Read the announcement.
Uupdate, October 3: Temporary Roadway Closure on South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard Postponed Until Further Notice.
Councilmember JP Morrell Steps Up Fight to Reform Short Term Rental Laws in Response to Federal Court Ruling
New Orleans City Council Vice President JP Morrell announced his initiative to reform the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) regarding Short Term Rentals (STR). Read more.
Orleans Parish Violent Crime Maps
The Metropolitan Crime Commission released the Orleans Parish Violent Crime Maps 3-year look at violent crime by police district. Also included are results from the New Orleans Crime Coalition’s 2021 Police Satisfaction and Police Policymaking surveys.
Residents of the New Orleans area know a dysfunctional system when they see one. The chaotic nature of life in our city is often obvious to us, whether it's surging utility bills, endless construction, or that one pothole that annoys on a daily basis. There is one endless battle being fought, unseen by the majority of the public-- our animal shelters are full to the brim, bursting at the seams to a point where caravans of former pets are being relocated to other cities where a shelter or rescue is lucky enough to have space available. While shelter employees and their volunteers valiantly go to work every day, The Inner Pup is supporting them by attacking the causes behind pet abandonment.
Learn the importance of saving, budgeting, credit, and financial independence in this 8 workshop series with Tulane Canal Neighborhood Development Corporation (TCNDC).
Saturday, November 19: 11:00am - 1:00pm, Keller Library
Share your COVID 19 story. Help us collect a more vibrant representation of the many experiences that have happened to our community over the past 2+ years.
Monday, November 21: 2:00pm - 5:00pm, Nix Library
Read, sing, talk, write, and play together in a format designed for children from birth to 5 years old and their caregivers.
Wednesday, November 23: 10:30am - 11:30am, Nix Library
Learn best practices to establish, rebuild, and manage your credit. Lunch will be provided to the first 20 attendees. Registration suggested but not required.
Tuesday, November 29: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Mayer Library
Art for All
Louisiana residents may enjoy FREE admission to some of New Orleans’ most beloved cultural institutions on select days this summer and all year long courtesy of The Helis Foundation, including Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Botanical Garden, Louisiana Children’s Museum, and Contemporary Arts Center. Read more.
New Orleans Public Library Cultural Pass Program
Check out the Culture Pass program from the New Orleans Public Library which allows for daily passes with free entry into Downtown favorites such as The National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Click here for more information.
Arts Market at Marsalis Harmony Park
The Arts Market New Orleans has returned to Marsalis Harmony Park on the last Saturday of the each month. They will update the market Facebook page in the event of inclement weather. Stay updated here for the full artist roster.
Crescent City Farmers Market
CCFM now hosts weekly, modified walk up markets with safety precautions in place on Tuesdays from 8 am – noon at Uptown Square. Learn more.
Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, from 9 - 11 a.m, volunteers with Central Carrollton Association will be collecting glass for recycling and books for two nonprofit organizations, the Symphony Book Fair and Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners. The collections will take place at Faith New Orleans, 7902 S. Claiborne Ave., (corner Fern St.) Learn more.
Council Passes Legislation to Pause Short-Term Rental Expansion in Response to Fifth Circuit Ruling and authorizes CEA for BioDistrict New Orleans Development.
Read about it in the City Council Regular Meeting News Summary October 20, 2022
City Planning Commission to Assess Expansion of University Area Off-Street Parking IZD
The Council passed Motion M-22-449 authored by Councilmembers Giarrusso and Harris, directing the CPC to conduct a public hearing to consider amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) in order to re-establish and expand the boundaries of the University Area Off-Street Parking Interim Zoning District (IZD), which would require off-street vehicular parking for any increase in the number of existing bedrooms within the boundaries of the IZD.
For years, single and double-family homes in the university area Uptown have been purchased by developers and then converted into large scale, multi-bedroom housing that is designed solely for students. These “doubles to dorms” are then rented out by the bedroom, decreasing the overall affordability of the neighborhood. Today, the Council unanimously supported this IZD to help stem the tide of D2Ds.
The University Area Off-Street Parking IZD requires one off-street parking space for every new bedroom. It only applies to new construction and renovation projects within its boundaries. This IZD will serve as a temporary stopgap as the Council works together to amend the current University Area Off-Street Parking Overlay.
“These developments are not affordable and are pushing out renters who can’t afford to pay $1,500 per month per bedroom,” said District A Councilmember Joe Giarrusso. “I’m thankful to the neighbors, the universities, and my colleagues for supporting this IZD.”
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS LAUNCHES AMNESTY LATE FEE PROGRAM BEGINNING OCTOBER 1ST
The City encourages residents with delinquent accounts for parking and camera tickets, sales and hotel/motel taxes, code enforcement violations and library fees to utilize this program to pay initial fees only. Read the announcement.
City Council Considers Changes to Strengthen Code Enforcement Regulations
The New Orleans City Council is considering City Code changes to strengthen and expedite tools available to Code Enforcement, with the overall goal to help stop slumlords and repeat code breakers from gaming the system . Read the announcement.
Council Votes to Establish New SWBNO Billing Guidelines
In light of the increased number of calls and complaints received by various Council offices in regard to customer bills, the Council passed Ordinance 33,832 today to provide a uniform and comprehensive set of regulations and standards for the regulation of the SWBNO. Read the announcement.
New Orleans City Council Passes Legislation to Pause Short-Term Rental Expansion Amidst Council Reconsideration
The New Orleans City Council has passed legislation filed by Council Vice President JP Morrell for an Interim Zoning District (IZD) to be established city-wide to control the influx of new short-term rental (STR) applications. Read the announcement.
NoticeMe Land Use Notification System
Now Featuring Text Option at Councilmember Joe Giarrusso’s Request
There are two ways you can report your 311 requests. One is to Call by simply dialing 311, the other is to email your requests by going to nola311.org. Report issues to 311 for the following issues: potholes, missing bricks on sidewalks, broken sidewalks, broken grates, downed tree branches, broken/non-working street lights, nonfunctioning traffic signals, missing or damaged street signs, poorly painted crosswalks, missing utility covers, leaking water from hydrants or sewers, exposed wires, and more! Click here for more information and to get information on previously submitted requests.
CNO created Explore NOLA so that you can explore your neighborhood, or any New Orleans neighborhood, and get the scoop on what’s been happening – you can see your neighbor’s 311 complaints, permits issued on your block, or nearby police calls.
CITY OF NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATES THIRD YEAR OF SOLAR FOR ALL NOLA PROGRAM
The City of New Orleans today announced the start of Solar for All NOLA’s third year of successful clean energy initiatives available for New Orleans homeowners and small businesses through the financial and resiliency benefits of rooftop solar programs. Read the announcement. or visit WWW.SOLARFORALLNOLA.COM
Council District A Office - Joe Giarrusso, Councilmember
Historic District Landmarks Commission (Carrollton Historic District)
Carrolltonian: Carrollton Architecure on Instagram
Town of Carrollton Watch (housing development trends)
NoticeMe (email updates about zoning/land use changes)
One Stop App (view construction/renovation permits)
New Orleans Historical (stories and scholarship about New Orleans and the surrounding area)
US Environmental Protection Agency (violations)
View UCR Crime Stats, 911 Calls for Service Reports, and Citizen Satisfaction Surveys.
View reported criminal activity in Orleans Parish.
Get cash rewards of up to $2500 for anonymous tips.
Report incidents such as: Property damage, Lost property, Thefts, Auto theft
Tulane University Police Department (TUPD), 504-865-5200
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NOPD Hot Sheet - crime/nuisance reporting (see downloads below)
2nd District Community meetings calendar: MAX ( Management Analytics for eXcellence weekly meetings); NONPAC ( New Orleans Neighborhood Police Anti-Crime Council monthly meetings)
Department of Public Works, City of New Orleans
Sewerage and Water Board
Resilience & Sustainability , City of New Orleans
Greener, healthier, more earth-friendly Carrollton.
Click here for pictures of neighborhood gardens and gardening resources.
Click here for monthly report on real estate activity in Carrollton
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