What is the Civic Leadership Academy?
The Civic Leadership Academy is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials. CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments
Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
Individuals who live or (work) in New Orleans, are at least 18 years old, and who are actively involved in a neighborhood or business association can participate.
CLA will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm from September 6th through October 25th at City Hall, Homeland Security Conference Room (8E15) located at 1300 Perdido St.
(Tentative course schedule)
Week 1: The Organization and Vision of City Government
Week 2: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA’s Needs
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Government
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead
Apply online or download application and return to the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office in City Hall 8E15. Applications must be received no later than August 18, or until we reach capacity. In order to maximize participant’s interaction and to address space restraints, class size will be limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 25, 2017. For more information on Civic Leadership Academy please click here.
Lisbeth L. Pedroso
Neighborhood Liaison | District C – West Bank
Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112
firstname.lastname@example.org | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697
You are invited to join us in supporting the Algiers community at the upcoming Block Party for Life on Saturday, July 8, 2017. St. Thomas Community Health Center and our partners are hosting this summer celebration to bring the community together, and raise awareness of the importance of prevention in maintaining health.
Please join us between 10:00 AM and 2:00PM in the 1800 block of Newton Street. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact email@example.com.
From a press release
On Monday, July 10, the City Council will hold meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the council chamber to take public comment on the proposed map amendments for the City’s Master Plan.
In April of 2008, the New Orleans City Council took on the task of reforming the City’s system of land use and zoning, and voted 7-0 to amend the City’s Charter to mandate a Master Plan with the Force of Law.
On August 12, 2010, the New Orleans City Council approved the Master Plan. In order to ensure the plan continues to address relevant issues facing our ever-changing city, the City’s Home Rule Charter requires that it is amended and updated at least every five years. In 2012, the Planning Commission and Council took action on a first set of Master Plan amendments.
The current amendment process was initiated early in 2016 when dozens of amendments were submitted, reviewed by City Planning staff, and final recommendations from the City Planning Commission (CPC) were transmitted to Council on May 4, 2017. By July 27, the Council must vote to approve CPC recommendations, request CPC to reconsider their recommendations, or deny the recommendations.
At the meeting on July 10, the Council will hear public comments and discuss proposed amendments to the Master Plan, before taking a formal vote at the regular City Council meeting on Thursday, July 27. Proposed amendments may be considered and voted on for recommendation purposes, but no vote on the full ordinance will be taken July 10.
The Master Plan and all amendments submitted and reviewed are available on the City Planning Commission website at nola.gov/city-planning/.