Katrina Anniversary + Storm Readiness
Video Post from Council President Jason Williams
“As a city that has been through uncertain
times before, we know that the best thing we can do now is be prepared.
Though recent reports show New Orleans not in the storms direct path, we
cannot let our guards down until Laura fully passes. We pray for our neighbors
to the west.
Be sure to follow @nolaready for updates.
I’ll share information on resources on my pages as well. ⠀
Stay safe everyone!⠀
evacuation for areas outside levee protection, including Venetian Isles,
Lake Catherine & Irish Bayou still in effect
restrictions have been lifted on neutral grounds and sidewalks
trash & recycling collection will occur
·RTA service is
operating on the Saturday schedule. Ferry Service will remain suspended
until further notice.
You can call us at (504) 658-1070 and for
additional information and storm preparedness tips, visit ready.nola.gov and follow @nolaready.”
The New Orleans
City Council is the legislative branch of New Orleans city government. The
Council considers and enacts all local laws that govern the City of New
Orleans. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for
the City, as recommended by the mayor, and continually monitors revenues
and expenditures for local government operations. The City Council is also
the regulatory body for public utilities. It also reviews and has final say
on many land use and zoning matters, as well as considers major economic
development projects for the City. As a Board of Review for Orleans Parish,
the Council examines appeals of property tax assessments for real estate
taxes, and certifies tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Other
responsibilities of the Council include overseeing the operation of the
public access television in Orleans Parish. Streaming video and video
archives of the City Council's Regular and Committee meetings can be found
on the City Council website.
The City Council
is comprised of five districts and two Councilmembers-at-large. Council
President and Councilmember-at-Large Jason R. Williams; Council Vice
President and Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno; District "A"
Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso; District "B" Councilmember Jay
H. Banks; District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer;
District "D" Councilmember Jared C. Brossett; and District
"E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen.