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City Council February 26, 2015 Regular Meeting News Summary

February 26, 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - New Orleans, LA - At today's regular City Council meeting, the Council passed a resolution to establish a time-period and method to consider Entergy New Orleans Storm Relief Securitization application. The Council also passed resolutions to expand the Old Algiers Cultural District, allow for signage in public areas to promote GiveNOLA Day, and to recognize the Asian Pacific American Society's (APAS) cultural contributions to the City.

The Council also adopted a motion requesting that the City Planning Commission (CPC) conduct a public hearing to receive input regarding the definition of a Cigar Bar and to amend the VCC-2 zoning district, which would potentially allow a tobacco business as a conditional use in the new Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO). In related Council business, an ordinance was introduced on first reading that would amend the Smoke Free Air Act to more clearly define Cigar Bar businesses. The Council also adopted an ordinance to establish the Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Advisory Committee.

In other business, the Council recognized young women from McDonogh #35 High School for their participation in the Pontchartrain Chapter of Links, Inc's Rising Stars Program.



February 25, 2015
NOLA City Council Regular Meeting Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10 a.m. Agenda Highlights

February 24, 2015
City to Place 3,000 Adjudicated Properties For Sale Through Online Auction Process

February 20, 2015
District "C" Councilmember Nadine Ramsey to Host Youth Empowerment Seminar with Robert Royal Foundation February 27

Proposed CZO available for review and public comment NOLA City Council Streaming Video Annual Report
New Orleans City Council Citizen Information

News Conference/Media Avail to Discuss School Transportation Safety Today at 4:30 p.m. Steps of City Hall   3.04.15

Cantrell and Brossett to Hold Joint Committee Meeting on School Transportation  3.03.15

District "D" Announcement: 2015 City of New Orleans Adjudicated Property Auction Process Begins  2.25.15

New Orleans City Council Upcoming Events

3.05.15  Joint Meeting Transportation & Airport and Community Development Committees

3.10.15  Economic Development and Special Development Projects Committee

3.12.15  Regular Meeting

3.16.15  Neighborhood Conservation District Advisory Committee

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