News and Updates

July 3, 2017

Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable: June 2017

by Ross Hunter, Neighborhood Liaison
Filed under: blight, capacity building

On Saturday, June 24, the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office held its quarterly Neighborhood Leaders Roundtable to discuss blight remediation and hurricane preparation. The group of over 80 neighborhood leaders received presentations and information from the Sanitation Department, NOLA Ready, the Health Department, Code Enforcement, the Resilience Office, and NOPD.

Topics of discussion included:

  • Illegal dumping and proper disposal of household goods
  • Sanitation services offered by the City
  • The remediation processes used by Code Enforcement and how to report problems with blighted property or overgrown lots
  • Hurricane evacuation procedures and services provided by the City and volunteer services
  • Mosquito control
  • Catch Basin clean-up
  • NOPD's plan to target the uptick in summer crime.

Residents appreciated the opportunity to be face-to-face with department heads and to have their comments and concerns addressed. The activity, Blight or Not, gave the audience more insight into what would actually be considered blight or a code enforcement violation, and how to recognize specific violations. They were also directed to 311 to report issues and Blight Stat to track those properties found to be in violation of City codes.