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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.”


Vincent A. Smith




Neighbors’ Spring Social


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.)

Redistricting: Draft review, 23 Feb 2022

The next City Council meeting on resdistricting will be 23 Feb (time not yet decided). Draft maps will be reviewed. Here’s a very useful batch of information, including links to videos of previous meetings.


Updated CRNA meeting agenda, 10 Feb 2022

Joe’s office asked that he and Claire start at 7:00, so he can make another NA meeting. The Zoom link below is still valid. All are welcome; those who dial in will be asked to identify themselves.

630-700:  Treasury report; welcome new members; Elaine update on Future Plans; Betty update on her initiatives

7:00-7:45: Councilmember Joe G: update on his role as Budget Chair, new Council; presentation of Land Use 101; questions

7:45-8:00: Plans for clean-up, Arts Market (Bernard)

8:15ish: Adjourn

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 0319 1684
Passcode: 175728
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85003191684#,,,,*175728# US (Chicago)

CRNA Meeting, Thurs 10 Feb 2022, 6:30

This is a little loose, to allow plenty of time to ask Joe G and Claire questions after their Land Use 101 presentation. Remember, we asked them to put something like this together (as I imagine others did, too).

630-6:40: Hellos

6:40-7:30: Councilmember Joe G: update on his role as Budget Chair, new Council; presentation of Land Use 101; questions

7:30-8:00: Treasury report; welcome new members; Elaine update on Future Plans; Betty update on her initiatives
8:00-8:15ish: Adjourn
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 850 0319 1684
Passcode: 175728
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,85003191684#,,,,*175728# US (Chicago)

Coffe on Your Corner is Back, 3 Feb 2022

Got this from Henry Walther, who is the District A Neighborhood Liasion. Henry.Walther@nola.gov  |  504.329.2870 (mobile)

“Just another reminder of next Thursday’s community meeting in Uptown. Join the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office at PJs Coffee (6501 Maple St.) to hear about City programs, initiatives, and operations directly from City officials and representatives. In an effort to accommodate residents who are less inclined to attend public meetings in the evenings outside of their communities, we’ve created Coffee on Your Corner to bring City government to you. All COVID-19 protocols for indoor dining will be followed. In this iteration, we will be discussing Green Infrastructure and Transit with leaders from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Resilience & Sustainability.”

To attend, please register at nola.gov/neoevents

Where: PJs Coffee, 6501 Maple St.

When: Thursday, February 3rd, 10AM – 11AM

Native Plant Initiative of GNO

This is a great group doing wonderful things (such as the Rosa Keller library native landscaping).

Check out their website and FB page for info about native garden plans, seed collecting, birding, and projects underway, like the UNO Woodlot planting going on today. You can also get info about the Louisiana Certified Habitat program.

Website: https://www.npi-gno.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/npigno

Comments to DEQ re: Magnolia Power Plant, due 4:30, 1/31

The deadline for submitting public comment to the DEQ is Monday, 4:30, Jan 31. It only takes a minute. Make your voice heard.

You can get more info and compose and submit your comment using this link: https://www.all4energy.org/watchdog/submit-comments-before-the-deq-hearing-on-the-air-permit-for-the-magnolia-power-gas-plant 

ALSO, here’s the Sierra Club info (copied below): https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2022/01/magnolia-power-s-proposed-gas-power-plant-will-pollute-baton-rouge-region

Magnolia Power’s proposed gas plant will release more than 2.5 million tons of greenhouse gases annually into the Baton Rouge region’s air, including hundreds of tons of harmful particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds, and carbon monoxide. The permit fails to demonstrate how emissions will comply with the Clean Air Act, lacks supporting documentation necessary to fully and independently review the availability of industry standard emissions controls, and inadequately identifies the potential and real adverse effects from the proposed plant on the surrounding community and on communities of color.  

Magnolia Power has also promoted the power plant could co-burn hydrogen, however the permit does not evaluate hydrogen infrastructure, how it can corrode existing gas pipeline infrastructure, or risks of pipeline leaks or accidental releases. Meanwhile, the Climate Initiatives Task Force appointed by Governor Edwards will submit its final report on February 1, 2022. The task force calls for immediate action to minimize the impacts of our changing climate due to burning fossil fuels.

BioDistrict meeting: 31 Jan 22, 6:30

This coming Monday (31 Jan 2022) is a meeting about the BioDistrict CEA, hosted by Mid City Neighborhood Organization. The meeting is both via Zoom and in person at Warren Easton (masks required). The link to register is below.

This is an important matter, and is under the umbrella of the BioDistrict plan that was put into place after Katrina and that resulted in many things, including the VA. So far, it will affect Gert Town, MidCity. The CEA is for 20 years. This may well affect other parts of the City, so it’s wise to understand what’s going on. A fact sheet is here: https://mcno.org/biodistrict-new-orleans-forum-thursday-january-20-2022-630-830pm-warren-easton-high-school/

Biodistrict- MCNO Public Meeting 

When: Jan 31, 2022 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: