New Orleans Events – Thursday, Aug. 24
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Thursday, Aug. 24.
Thursday, Aug. 24 – New Orleans City Council meeting, 10:00 a.m. Agenda includes consideration of an ordinance which would allow New Orleans youth who commit misdemeanor offenses to receive a warning or summons in place of being arrested, consideration of approving members of the Sewerage & Water Board of Directors, consideration of an ordinance to authorize the City to lease and use land under I-10 from the Department of Transportation and Development to preserve and enhance the Claiborne corridor, a presentation from Voice of the Experienced a grassroots organization led by people impacted by the criminal justice system and consideration of ordinances to authorize leases at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, one of which would allow Entergy Louisiana to provide permanent electrical service to the North Terminal Project.
Location: New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido St., New Orleans, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 24 – Democratic Rep. Cedric Richmond hosts Annual Small Business Expo, with more than 40 exhibitors, including federal agencies, lenders, and business development groups, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 24 – Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners meeting, 11:00 a.m.
Location: 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 24 – Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards meets with the Unified Command Group to receive updates on Tropical Depression Harvey, 11:00 a.m.; and holds a press conference to discuss the latest information on the storm, 12:30 p.m.
Location: 7667 Independence Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.
Thursday, Aug. 24 – 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew smashing into Florida before moving into Louisiana. The Category 5 storm was blamed for 65 deaths in the Bahamas, Florida, and the Gulf Coast, and caused an estimated $26.5 billion worth of damage.
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Saturday, Aug. 26 – Louisiana Democratic Party True Blue Gala honoring New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu with the Lifetime Achievement Award, 7:00 p.m. Includes keynote from Let America Vote President Jason Kander, with other guests including Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Democratic Reps. Cedric Richmond and Grace Meng.
Location: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., New Orleans, LA.