The Louisiana Democratic Party has cancelled its annual gala. Here is the notice::
Today, the Louisiana Democratic Party announced that the True Blue Gala will be postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, expected to make landfall on Friday. The party is encouraging people who can safely travel, to help neighbors in affected areas.
“Right now we are all focused on the safety of Louisianians and our neighbors,” said Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party Senator Karen Carter Peterson. “The True Blue Gala is intended as a night of fellowship, celebration and planning for the future. The storm's impact on peoples lives combined with the state of emergency our Governor has issued because of the potential impact on Louisiana over the next five days clearly decided this for us. We are working closely with the Hilton Riverside New Orleans to select a new date and are grateful to them for working with us. We will announce a new date after the storm has cleared. In the meantime we ask that everyone prepare for this storm and if possible do what you can to help those who may be in need.”
New Orleans Mayor’s Race
As Labor Day approaches, the New Orleans Mayoral race heats up. So, preserve the date when the Mayoral candidates, discuss Preservation of homes. Also, interested in what the candidates are saying about themselves? Where’s there’s twitter. Check out some of the recent tweets from the three leading candidates:
New Orleans Mayoral Forum
The Preservation Resource Center and the Louisiana Landmarks Society will sponsor a mayoral forum on September 19th, where the three leading mayoral candidates will address questions surrounding the theme “Shaping a Livable Historic City: The Challenges of Calling New Orleans Home.” This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of New Orleans and The Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans. Forum co-sponsors include Committee for a Better New Orleans, Smart Growth for Louisiana, and Parks for All.
The event, free and open to the public, will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 in Nunemaker Auditorium, floor 3 of Monroe Hall, at Loyola, 6363 St. Charles Ave. Free parking will be available on the campus of Loyola on the night of the event at the West Road Parking Deck.
The invited candidates will address the future of the city of New Orleans on the eve of its Tricentennial. Discussion topics include housing costs and density, short-term rentals and the impact of tourism on neighborhoods, enforcement of the master plan and zoning law, preservation and its economic effect, infrastructure, and transportation.
NEW ORLEANS MAYORAL CANDIDATES TWEETS
The #affordablehousing crisis effects all New Orleanians & contributes to the mass exodus of some of our brightest. We must tackle this from both ends: create more #affordablehousing & help create jobs so people can afford a decent place to live.
On avg it costs $377 to fix damage from poor road conditions. Many can't afford to live w/ potholes. Improving our roads is a top priority!
Port of New Orleans provides 160k jobs for the state & $8 billion in earnings. This is the future we should be investing in!