City Joins Private Social Network Nextdoor To Improve City-Wide, Neighbor-To-Neighbor Communications

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced a partnership with Nextdoor, the private social network for neighborhoods, to improve citywide and neighbor-to-neighbor communications. The City of New Orleans is the first city in the greater New Orleans area to partner with Nextdoor.

         “New Orleans is a resilient and resourceful city that embraces innovation,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “By joining Nextdoor, we are expanding our outreach so we can stay further engaged with our residents and provide them another way to easily and effectively connect with City departments, and each other, about the things that matter most to their neighborhoods.”

         Led by Mayor Landrieu, this integration with Nextdoor will enable the City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) to use Nextdoor to build stronger, safer communities with the help of New Orleans residents, City reps said. The City of New Orleans and Nextdoor neighborhoods will be able to work together to increase safety and strengthen virtual neighborhood watch.

         More than 130 neighborhood associations and groups, representing 78 percent of New Orleans, have started Nextdoor websites.

         With Nextdoor, New Orleans residents can create private neighborhood websites to share information, including neighborhood public safety issues, community events and activities, local services and lost pets. The City will be able to post information such as important news, services, programs, free events and emergency notifications to Nextdoor websites within the network.

         “We have always invested in innovative ways to increase safety for our residents,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “With Nextdoor, we can help empower neighbors to keep their communities safe and connected and give them the ability to collaborate on virtual neighborhood watch efforts.”

         Nextdoor is free for residents and the City. Each New Orleans neighborhood has its own private Nextdoor neighborhood website, accessible only to residents of that neighborhood. Neighborhoods establish and self-manage their own Nextdoor website and the City will not be able to access residents’ websites, contact information or content. All members must verify that they live within the neighborhood before joining Nextdoor. Information shared on Nextdoor is password protected and cannot be accessed by Google or other search engines.

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