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Native Plant Initiative: Plant sale, Iris Society, landscaping workshop, and more

Native plants require no fertilizer and are more low maintenance than exotics, and are much better for pollinators. The Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans is a good, active group of volunteers. Here’s their newsletter, with info on upcoming events, including the LessLawn/LawnLess educational exhibit at the upcoming Spring Garden Show.

https://mailchi.mp/372b396d36d5/announcements-upcoming-activities-plant-sales?e=30daf03a06

Redistricting: Public Comment Period & Open House

To increase public engagement in the citywide Redistricting process, the New Orleans City Council has announced that it will extend the public comment period by implementing in-person meetings, as well as an Open House event for citizens.

The Redistricting Open House will take place on Monday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Following the Open House, there will be two listening sessions taking place at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. 

PLEASE NOTE: Residents from all districts are invited to participate in both listening sessions. 

Residents can stream listening sessions at council.nola.gov/live.

The Council will continue to collect comments from the public via the Redistricting Engagement Portal. Residents are also encouraged to leave comments via the Redistricting line at (504) 620-0036 or send comments via email at redistricting@nola.gov.

WHEN: Monday, March 14, at 10 AM

WHERE: Council Chambers, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA 70112

CRNA Zoom Meeting: 10 March 2022, 6:30

Agenda:

6:30-7:00: Updates from & questions for Joe Giarrusso

7:00-7:10: Who is Henry Walther (Neighborhood Liaision)?

7:10-7:45:

1. Volunteer planning for 3/12 gathering

2. Set a date for our first trash clean-up

3. Talk about Arts Market at the end of March (Bernard)

8:00 or sooner: Adjourn

Elaine Leyda, CRNA President is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Elaine Leyda, CRNA Zoom Meeting
Time: Mar 10, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Passcode: 358000
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10 March: Filming on Oak & Dublin etc.

Dear Residents and Businesses,
We will be filming scenes for the TV Show “I’m a Virgo” in your neighborhood on
THURSDAY, MARCH 10th from approximately 12PM TO 8PM.
Please be advised that all driveways and handicap zones will be respected and kept
clear. We work closely with Film New Orleans to help ensure that we adhere to the
standards they set forth. Security and Police will be onsite during filming. If you have any
specific concerns or parking needs, please contact us as soon as possible. If you have
any large deliveries scheduled during our filming activities, let us know in advance so we
can accommodate you.
Parking will be affected on the following street on TUESDAY, MAR. 8TH through
FRIDAY, MARCH. 11TH FROM 12:01AM to 11:59PM:
Upper ½ 1100 Block Dublin St. (Both Sides)
Parking will be affected on the following streets on THURSDAY, MAR. 10TH FROM
12:01AM to 11:59PM:
8100 Block Zimple St. (Lake Side)
Lower ½ 1100 Block Carrollton Ave. (West Side- in front of old bank)
8200 Block Oak St. (River Side Only)
Lower ½ 1200 Block Dublin St. (Both Sides)
Lower ½ 1100 Block Dublin St. (Both Sides)
In addition, there will be Intermittent Traffic Control (ITC) at the corner of Oak Street
and Dublin from 12PM to 8PM on Thursday, Mar. 10th.

Nix Library Update

Well, it isn’t good news, I’m afraid. Below is the reply to my query. After more than two years, this is discouraging indeed.

“The ADA scope of work performed under CPA’s administration is complete.  NOPL recently noticed water infiltration in the building that will require some roof repair work.  They are working with Purchasing to engage a contractor to perform the work.  CPA defers to those agencies regarding a schedule for the completion of this work and the reopening of the library.”

CAPITAL PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION

Vincent A. Smith

Director

(504)658-8670

viasmith@nola.gov

Neighbors’ Spring Social

SPRING IS HERE!!!

Please join us for an afternoon gathering of Leonidas neighbors, Saturday 12 March 2022, from 1:00 to 3:00 at Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, 8920 Hickory St., NOLA 70118

Visit and meet neighbors, have some cake. Bring friends, kids, snacks if you’d like. We’ll be outdoors, but weather may move us indoors.

District A Councilmember Joe Giarrusso will pay a visit, too.

(Sponsored by Carrollton United and CRNA.)