Councilperson Encourages Citizens to Get Involved

Dear Residents and Friends of District “A”,
I would like you to know about two ways you can be involved in how our city is working to provide recreational opportunities for all our residents through participating in upcoming public meetings about NORDC and the Lafitte Greenway Corridor.

CITY TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETINGS
ON NORDC NEIGHBORHOOD PARTICIPATION PLAN

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement will host 7 community meetings to present the Neighborhood Participation Plan (NPP) for the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). These meetings are a chance for residents to give input on the NPP framework.
In an effort to produce a more citizen-driven NORDC, the Neighborhood Engagement Office and NORDC have recommended a community advisory structure known as the NORDC NPP. A structural framework was approved by the NORDC Commissioners in July. Additional input from citizens will be considered as the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office finalizes the full plan. These community meetings are an opportunity for residents who use NORDC facilities and programs to be involved in the decision making. NORDC and the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office will solicit input, suggestions, and concerns from community members.
The NORDC NPP community meetings will take place on the following dates and locations. All meetings will begin at 5:30p.m.and end at 7:00p.m. For further questions please contact NORDC at: (504) 658-7806.

The District A meeting is scheduled for October 1. Meeting dates and locations are listed below:

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 District C |Cut-Off Recreation Center | 6600 Belgrade

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 District D |St Bernard Recreation Center |1500 Lafreniere Street

Monday, October 1, 2012 | District A | New Orleans Museum of Art | 1 Palm Drive (City Park)

Thursday, October 4, 2012 District E |All Souls Episcopal Church | 5500 St. Claude Avenue

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 District C | Holy Angels Church | 3500 St. Claude Ave.

Wednesday, October 16, 2012 District E | St. Maria Goretti Church | 7300 Crowder Blvd

Wednesday, October 22, 2012 District B | Rosa Keller Library | 4300 S. Broad Street

LAFITTE CORRIDOR PUBLIC MEETINGS

The final round of public meetings for the Lafitte Greenway and Corridor Project will take place in October. You will be able to view and discuss the most current Greenway Master Plan and Corridor Revitalization Plan. The public has had several opportunities to provide ideas and suggestions for the development of this 3.1 linear park that will run from Armstrong Park to Canal Boulevard. This last round of meetings will be a final look at the design recommendations for the Greenway’s operation and maintenance, and a review of the revitalization policies and future implementation steps before the preparation of construction documents. These documents will then be presented to the City Planning Commission and the City Council.
Meeting dates and locations:
Tuesday, October 9 | 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Open House 4p.m. to 6p.m.)
Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center
2200 Lafitte Street
Or:
Thursday, October 11 | 6p.m. to 8p.m. (Open House 4p.m. to 6p.m.)
First Grace United Methodist Church
3401 Canal Street
For more information about the meetings call: (504) 592-1800 or email:
lafittegreenway@nola.gov

Thank you,
Susan G. Guidry
New Orleans
Councilmember, District “A”
(504) 658-1010
(504) 658-1016 (fax)
sgguidry@nola.gov

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