Changes in CRNA

The last two years, we’ve done some fairly impressive actions; thank you to everyone for being so responsive. We truly do get more done when neighborhoods work together. Increasingly, we are seeing proposals that affect us city-wide, too.

Effective 30 September, I am stepping aside as CRNA president. I will continue on the Board (my term ends Dec 30, I decided in January not to renew it, so this is only ending a few months early). It’s time for me to attend more closely to personal matters, like my health (mental and physical!).

As of Oct 1, I will no longer be the point-person or primary contact who assesses and distributes emails, organizes meetings, sets up and distributes agendas, and etc. BUT, I WILL continue to focus on zoning, land use, CPC, and S&P, which are my primary interests.

Other Board members will take responsibility for the areas of their own interests. The Board should hammer this out at our next meeting.

Starting on 1 October, I will forward the emails that I get as follows:

  • SWB: Ariane Livaudais
  • Juvenile justice, affordable housing, education: Betty Dimarco
  • Entergy, renewable energy, tree planting, Community Lighthouse: Julianna Padgett
  • Land use, zoning, CPC, S&P: Elaine Leyda

Cheers, and thanks for all the good work we’ve done!



Healthy Homes ordinance mtg, Tues 9/26, zoom

I’m writing to invite you to a TNO Citizen Seminar with Maxwell Ciardullo and Monique Blossom (from Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center) about the Healthy Homes ordinance, which is going for a vote at City Council next week.

The session will be over Zoom on Tuesday, September 26th at 4:30pm. It will last one hour.

To register, visit

The Healthy Homes would:

  • establish a basic standard of health and safety for all rental units in New Orleans
  • create an avenue for renters and neighbors to report substandard conditions at rental properties
  • protect tenants from being evicted for seeking repairs (yes, that’s currently allowed)

More info about the proposal here:

LA Senate District 5 (us) candidate meet & greet

Tuesday, 27 Sept 2022 at 5:30 til 7:00, come talk with Royce Duplessis and Mandy Landry. Both are running for the seat vacated by Karen Carter Peterson.

St. Rita’s School gym, 65 Fountainbleau Dr. Parking lot & event entrance is across from Broad Place.

At the Nix again: Community Office Hours

Mon, Tues, Wed at the Nix, 10:30 til 5:00. You can go in person OR do a virtual meeting. Must register for both: 504-658-4985 or at www/

Speak up to SWB & DPW

Sat, 24 Sept, is a “Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable” from 9:00 to 11:00 am. The topic is “infrastructure.” SWB and DPW will be there. Registration ends Friday, September 16th at 5PM–cheeky.

Location: Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur de Lis Drive, New Orleans, LA 70124