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City Council Meeting today 7/1/21!

A few items of special interest are on the agenda: Living wage for City contractors; rename Caffin Ave as FATS DOMINO Ave (!); rename Palmer Park to MARSALIS HARMONY Park (!); and directing CPC to have a public hearing to set a Treme IZD, have Treme residents collaborate on plans for Treme [i.e., Municipal Auditorium etc.]. You can submit comments online at https://council.nola.gov/meetings/2021/20210701-regular-meeting/ Be sure to use the item number.

28a. CAL. NO. 33,352 -BY: COUNCILMEMBERS BROSSETT, GISLESONPALMER, GLAPION, BANKS AND NGUYEN Brief: An Ordinanceto amend and reordain Section 70-806 and 7-813of the Code of the City of New Orleans to increase the required living wage for city contracts and city financial assistance agreements; and otherwise to provide with respect thereto. Annotation:ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED.(Council Rule 34. Postponement Deadline 10/1/21).(Technical Correction needed).(Economic Development & Special Development Projects Committee recommended approval).To Be Considered at1:30 p.m.

28b. MOTION–NO. M-21-238 –BY: COUNCILMEMBER MORENO Brief: Requesting the Chief Administrative Officer provide a pay and classification analysis of increasing the hiring rate to at least $15 per hour for classified employees in classifications whose hourly rate is currently below $15.00 within 45 days. Annotation: ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED.(Council Rule 34. Postponement Deadline 10/29/21).To Be Considered at 1:30 p.m.

CAL. NO. 33,356 -BY: COUNCILMEMBERS GIARRUSSO, GISLESONPALMER, NGUYEN, MORENO AND GLAPION Brief: An Ordinance to change the name of the Palmer Park to Marsalis Harmony Park; and otherwise to provide with respect thereto.Annotation: ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED. (Council Rule 34. Postponement: 10/15/21).To Be Considered at 12:00 Noon.

23. 3823.CAL. NO. 33,344 -BY: COUNCILMEMBER NGUYEN Brief: An Ordinance to change the name of the entirety of Caffin Avenue to Fats Domino Avenue; and otherwise to provide with respect thereto.

38. MOTION –NO. M-21-228–BY: COUNCILMEMBER GISLESON PALMER Brief: Directing the City Planning Commission to conduct a public hearing to establish a new Interim Zoning District (IZD) to be named the Protect Tremé IZD, the intent of which is to prohibit government offices, public works and safety facilities, to safeguard the Tremé neighborhood from uses detrimental to its historic structures and culture until a comprehensive vision for the future of Tremé, specifically Louis Armstrong Park, is developed by its residents in collaboration with the City.Annotation: ELECTRONICALLY SUBMITTED.(Council Rule 34. Postponement Deadline 10/29/21).