Community Forum on Climate and Equity, Thursday, Oct. 11

District C Algiers Residents are encouraged to attend a free community forum on climate change on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at 6 p.m. The Community Forum on Climate & Equity is part of a joint endeavor between the City of New Orleans, Greater New Orleans Foundation, Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy to develop city-wide solutions to address climate change and learn about work being done to improve conditions in our neighborhoods.

The Meeting will be held at the NORD Cut Off Recreation Center, 6600 Belgrade St. NOLA 70131

9.19 Update DISTRICT C Algiers

NOPD 4th District Community Mtg on Consent Decree Progress

New Orleans Police Department Public Information Office

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 2, 2018

NOPD Community Meeting for Fourth District to Discuss Consent Decree Progress Set for October 11

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is inviting the public to attend district-centric meetings aimed at providing citizens with updates on the department’s progress in meeting the requirements of the NOPD Consent Decree.

At these meetings, NOPD Deputy Chief of Compliance Danny Murphy and other NOPD representatives will be on hand to provide an update on progress made to meet the requirements of the Consent Decree, and to answer questions from the community on the Consent Decree.

A meeting for citizens in the Fourth District is scheduled for Thursday, October 11, at 6 p.m. at the Fourth District station, located at 2405 Sanctuary Drive.

On July 24, 2012, the City, NOPD and the U.S. Department of Justice entered into a Consent Decree, which is the most expansive decree of its kind in the nation. The Consent Decree contains a broad array of separate tasks and goals detailed in more than 490 paragraphs and 110 pages; it reflects a shared commitment to effective, constitutional, and professional law enforcement.

The Consent Decree is a broad, extensive blueprint for positive change, and it encompasses sweeping, department-wide reforms that understandably may require years to accomplish fully.

Within the NOPD, the Compliance Bureau is tasked with – among other things – facilitating the implementation of the Consent Decree.

“These meetings are an opportunity for the community to engage with the NOPD about reforms,” Murphy said.

Anyone with questions regarding the Consent Decree can visit the Consent Decree page on the NOPD website at https://www.nola.gov/nopd/nopd-consent-decree/, or call the NOPD Compliance Bureau at 504-658-5080.

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Mayor’s Budget Listening Session, Thursday, Oct. 4th

Neighborhood Engagement banner

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

October 2018

Mayor Cantrell to hold Budget Listening Sessions

Fellow New Orleanians,

Mayor Cantrell will host “Tell Cantrell Budget Listening Sessions” via telephones over the next week.  She will briefly explain some of the budget initiatives for New Orleans, such as:

  • Infrastructure
  • Public Safety
  • CleanUpNOLA (which is much more than clean streets)

These sessions are so that she can hear directly from you and listen to your priorities.  On designated days, you can call 866.785.1533 or visit the website vekeo.com/cityofnola/#event-23837 to register so that we can call you.

Your voice matters.  Be part of the process.  Together we are a City of YES.  

The schedule is below.

Thursday, October 4th at 5:30pm for residents in City Council Districts A, B and C (Eastbank and Westbank)

Wednesday, October 10th at 5:30pm for residents in City Council Districts D and E.

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Algiers Evacuteer Training – August 8th

Neighborhood Engagement Office

Neighborhood Engagement Office, City of New Orleans

Algiers Evacuteer Training – August 8th

Thousands of our neighbors may need help evacuating if a major storm comes our way. Evacuation volunteers (Evacuteers) assist with New Orleans’ public evacuation option, called City-Assisted Evacuation (CAE), to make sure that our residents are safe and out of harm’s way! In this one-hour training session you will be introduced to the history of Evacuteer.org and what we do, learn how CAE works, and the vital role that our volunteers play in ensuring that everyone who uses CAE is treated with respect and dignity. Come out to Algiers Regional Library on Wednesday, August 8th from 6 to 7pm to find out what we’re all about, and what YOU can do to help! Contact hello@evacuteer.org, visit our website at www.evacuteer.org, or call (504) 517-3580 for more information.

Open Enrollment for Police Community Advisory Board

Neighborhood Engagement Office Neighborhood Engagement Office, City of New Orleans
CITY AND NOPD ANNOUNCE OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR POLICE COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD

The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have announced the open enrollment for Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB) membership. Open enrollment officially begins on Monday, July 30, 2018 for PCAB Advisory Groups city-wide.

The PCAB Advisory Group is a district-based participation structure that creates one 7-member PCAB per NOPD District (8 total). PCAB members serve a 24-month term. The group does not have any decision making authority, but will meet quarterly to achieve the following goals:
• Maintain a consistent partnership between the community and law enforcement;
• Serve to help reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for all citizens;
• Establish goals that can be accomplished through positive and open communications; • Assist law enforcement in helping to maintain police standard for accountability;
• Create processes to help address issues of bias-based policing;
• Improve interaction between police and citizens through education and training; and
• Strengthen and ensure the application of equal protection under the law for all citizens.

Membership is open to all New Orleans residents who are eighteen years or older and may be interested in serving as a volunteer leader in their respective police district. For more information or to apply, please visit us at https://nola.gov/neo/PCAB or pick up an application at the Neighborhood Engagement Office at City Hall in Room 8E15 or at any NOPD Station (https://nola.gov/nopd/districts/).

PCABs are creating the framework for a public participation plan with the NOPD to engage in a collaborative problem-solving process that supports both the community and the police desire to enhance public safety. PCABs are responsible for vetting community ideas/suggestions, working with NOPD to understand operations, processes and challenges, and building consensus on priority items important to the community before submitting recommendations to NOPD for consideration. PCABs are also responsible for assisting NOPD in recruitment efforts.

Completed applications may be submitted online, faxed to 504.658.4969, emailed to Allison.Cormier@nola.gov or returned to any NOPD station by September 8, 2018.