Meeting Tuesday, September 6 at the Fair Grounds Black Gold Room

Tuesday, September 6 is the quarterly FSJNA general membership meeting at the Fairgrounds at 6:30 p.m.

Cookies and refreshments will be provided by Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots at
1751 Gentilly Blvd. in New Orleans.


Guests/Current Topics:

guidry·District A Update – Councilmember Susan Guidry
September 7th has been declared to be Geaux Blue NOLA Day by the New Orleans City Council and encourages everyone who lives, works, and plays in New Orleans to wear blue all day, and to adorn their homes and businesses with the color blue to demonstrate our appreciation for our New Orleans Police Officers and their families. Details in the link:

ganthier1·NOPD Update – Commander Ganthier
Citizens may email specific quality of life concerns that require a response from law enforcement to  When sending an email, one should include the contact person’s name and phone number so that a district representative can reply.

scott1·Fairgrounds Patrol Update — Commander Scott
As part of the ordinance allowing the New Orleans Fair Grounds to expand their operations to allow for slot machines the Fair Grounds is required to fund enhanced NOPD patrols in areas surrounding their facility. The patrol consists of two patrol cars operating 24 hours per day 7 days a week. The officers in the cars will have mobile phones and can be contacted directly by residents in the patrol area at (504) 251-0276 or  (504) 251-0111.

     Details in the link:

burley1·Sustaining Our Urban Landscape — Susannah Burley, Project Director
Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, SOUL, is dedicated to driving a resilient and equitable New Orleans through improving its water and food systems. Details in the link:

vodanovich·800 N. Rendon (McDonogh 31) – Update on development plans, Adam Vodanovich
Demolition of one-story annex building to former school.   Details in the link:

felicelavergne·Front Yard Initiative — Felice Lavergne, Urban Conservancy
The Front Yard Initiative is an incentive program that reimburses eligible homeowners $2.50 per square foot of paving removed- up to 500 square feet- for a max of $1,250.  More in the link:

Black Gold Room at Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots

(Accommodates 90-200): Located in the Derby Building, adjacent to the Grandstand, the Black Gold Room is the perfect place for an afternoon of racing fun or for an evening for that special get together.  Guests can enjoy the excitement of live racing in their own private room, with features including a private balcony overlooking the track, conveniently located mutuel tellers, self-service terminals, television monitors and a fully staffed buffet and bar.

The Black Gold room at Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots
The Black Gold room at Fair Grounds Racecourse and Slots

1751 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70119 (504) 944-5515