VCPORA Comments to City Planning Staff

To: New Orleans City Planning Commission 1300 Perdido St #7 New Orleans, LA 70112 (via email) Friday, January 13, 2023   Dear City Planning Commissioners and staff, Let me begin by commiserating with you over having to do this for a third time. We acknowledge...

Now is the Time to Write CPC and City Council!

What we want: Reasonable restrictions that will protect all New Orleans neighborhoods. It is imperative that you let our City officials know your concerns NOW! The City Planning Commission and City Council are already hearing from hundreds of pro-STR advocates. Make sure your voice is heard too.

Short Term Rentals – CPC Virtual Public Input Meeting

We need more neighborhood bans in areas most impacted by over tourism, like the Marigny, Tremé, and Bywater. Every neighborhood deserves protections for their housing stock, for their community, and for their quality of life.

Happy New Year! Here We Go Again…

Here we go again…
To guide the City Planning Department in their review of the regulations, the City Council issued a motion for them to look at a range of ways to protect neighborhoods from investor expansion of STRs, including additional/new prohibitions, capping measures, platform accountability and data collection, and updates to the fee and fine structures.

What is happening to Madame John’s Legacy?

You have likely noticed the ongoing work at 632 Dumaine Street, the structure known as Madame John’s Legacy. Built in 1788, just after the major fire of that year, it remains one of the best, if only, surviving examples of French Colonial architecture built during...

Advocacy Update: E-Scooter Ordinance

In 2018, the City adopted a policy prohibiting the roll-out of an app-based, e-scooter program. These are the ones that you can walk up to, scan a code on your phone for immediate payment, then ride from there. As the e-scooter craze was taking over the nation, City...

Parklets – Moving from Temporary to Permanent?

On Tuesday, April 26, the City Planning Commission will take up CZO recommendations to make the temporary parklet program a permanent fixture in New Orleans. You can read more about our stance on parklets here.

5G is Arriving – What You Need to Know

You have likely noticed a handful of new 5G poles being installed in the neighborhood. This process has been ongoing for over two years. Here is where we stand now.

District C Candidate Interviews

To assist our members in City Council District C, we have interviewed all seven candidates to understand their goals and priorities for the French Quarter and the City at large. We have transcribed these interviews and they are now available here.