City Hall Community Office Hours

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Neighborhood Engagement Office

Introducing Community Office Hours

In an effort to be as accessible and responsive as possible to residents, City Hall has established Community Office Hours. This new initiative is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and give residents the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.

The implementation of this initiative began on Monday, June 4, 2018, when City staff spent regular office hours on Mondays and Wednesday at various locations within the community.

Community Office Hours will enable City Hall to be accessible and helpful to more residents within neighborhoods. This effort will create a two-way street of effective communication and information flow for addressing neighborhood level issues.

What: City Hall Hosts Community Office Hours

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


     District A:  Robert Smith Library (Mondays and Wednesdays)

                        6301 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124

     District B:  Keller Community Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)

                        1814 Magnolia St., New Orleans, LA 70113

     District C:  Backatown Coffee (Mondays)

                        301 Basin St.  Suite 1, New Orleans, LA 70112

                        Algiers Regional Library (Wednesdays)

                        3014 Holiday Drive, New Orleans, LA 70131

     District D:  Pontilly Coffee (Monday and Wednesdays)

                        4000 Chef Menteur Hwy., New Orleans, LA 70126

     District E:  Martin Luther King Public Library (Mondays)

                       1611 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

                       East New Orleans Regional Library (Wednesdays)

                       5641 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127

We look forward to seeing and connecting with you in the community.  See you soon!

Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

Get ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1st

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June preparedness tips

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June 2018

Hello New Orleans!

It’s time for hurricane prep. Each year hurricane season lasts from June to November, but as we saw last week, storms are possible throughout the year.

Tropical weather begins with a low-pressure area of circling winds over water. A system can develop into a tropical depression, tropical storm, or a hurricane. Dangers include high winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, flooding, and power outages, which means you should insure your property for both wind and flood damage.

You’re probably no stranger to these storms. Still, it’s important to make a plan with your family in case a storm comes our way. Depending on a storm’s severity, a mandatory evacuation might be ordered. If the City of New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation, all residents and visitors must leave. If an evacuation is not ordered, it’s up to you to decide to evacuate or shelter in place.

We’re listing the hurricane preparedness basics below. But there are extra things to consider during an emergency for some families that include:

Find more information on hurricane season prep at or call 311.

Until next month,

- The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

Stay connected

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and keep up with the news during hurricane season. Know the contact info of your family and friends so you can get in touch if you need to.

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Make a plan

Make a plan to evacuate and to shelter at home. If you can’t evacuate on your own, learn about City-assisted evacuation. Include your family’s special needs in your plans.

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Gather supplies

Make a home kit with what you need to shelter in place for 3 days. Pack a go bag with what you need to evacuate. You’ll be surprised how many things you already have.

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to

Algiers Point Shotgun House Tour – Saturday, May 12, 2018

Our annual celebration of one of New Orleans’ most recognizable architectural treasures is just around the corner! We hope you’ll join us this Saturday, May 12 for the Shotgun House Tour in historic Algiers Point – our city’s second-oldest neighborhood. This year’s tour will highlight six different houses that showcase the livability and versatility of our city’s vernacular architecture – plus three additional “lagniappe” properties.

Getting there can be half the fun – try taking the scenic route to Algiers Point on Saturday! The pedestrian ferry across the Mississippi River offers some of the best panoramic views of the city. The first ferry departs from Canal Street at 10:45 AM on Saturday morning, running every 30 minutes all day long with a $2 fare each way. The tour will be completely walkable once you arrive at the Algiers ferry terminal. See ferry schedule & more details from NORTA.

And remember – tour tickets purchased before the day of the tour are discounted – buy yours today!

Get a sneak peak below of some of the houses on tour from the May issue of Preservation in Print! While you’re touring these incredible homes in Algiers Point, be sure to check out the neighborhood’s small businesses and local hot spots, too!
232 Pelican Ave.

Built after the great fire of 1895, this double-shotgun in Algiers Point is adorned with hand-carved millwork, beautiful wood flooring and original solid wood doors.Read More

323 Eliza St.

Nicknamed “petite grande” by its owners, this camelback shotgun has a serene screened-in back porch and a large collection of family treasures.
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244 Vallette St.

Tall ceilings, original wood floors, fireplaces, plaster medallions and a still-functioning pair of huge pocket doors all come together to transport visitors to another time. Read more.