Riverfront Alliance Wants City Council To Fix CZO

NEW ORLEANS – The Riverfront Alliance, which is comprised of 7 non-profit neighborhood organizations, is holding a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. at the Little Gem Saloon, 445 S. Rampart St., New Orleans. They say they want the City Council to change the proposed City Zoning Ordinance to protect New Orleans citizens and neighborhoods.

         The Riverfront Alliance consists of the Algiers Point Association, Confetti Kids, the Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association, French Quarter Citizens, Inc., the Holy Cross Neighborhood Association, Neighbors First for Bywater and the Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates.

         The Alliance’s awareness plans also include sponsoring a billboard on Loyola Avenue at Poydras Street. The group believes the CZO in its current form is largely anti-neighborhood and pro-development to the detriment of all neighborhoods throughout the city.

         At Tuesday’s press conference, speakers from participating neighborhood organizations and the Bureau of Governmental Research will outline priority issues and share important information on changes to the CZO they say are necessary to protect residential quality of life, property values and the basic rights of citizens.

         Details regarding an upcoming “Fix the CZO” public meeting will also be shared. 

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