Thursday, April 23, 2015 - New Orleans, LA - At today's regular City Council meeting the Council adopted an ordinance to create the French Quarter Economic Development District. If approved by voters living in the French Quarter later this year, local sales tax increments will be levied and used to finance development projects within the District. The Council also adopted two ordinances that set new rules and requirements for the operation of trucks and oversize vehicles in the Vieux Carre, and an ordinance to strengthen DBE reporting requirements for City departments, agencies, attached and unattached boards, commissions, and corporations that utilize public funding or incentives.
By resolution, the Council declared April Fair Housing Month. The Council also passed resolutions supporting public policies to encourage a robust local solar industry and comprehensive health education for Orleans Parish School students. The Council also took action to amend its regular meeting schedule. The Regular Council Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 21 has been moved to Thursday, May 14.
In presentations to the Council, the effective date of the the City's Smoke Free Air Act was celebrated and the students of the New Orleans Scholars and the District "B" Citizenship programs were recognized.
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