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Monday, October 12, 2009

New Orleans Master Plan Meetings

Watch this Video
on what the New Master Plan
should mean for New Orleans

Then try to make one of the 3 meetings below. This is your future.

The City Planning Commission has announced the following dates and times for public hearings on the Master Plan:

Tuesday, October 13, 4:30 - 9:00 PM
Friday, October 16, 4:30 - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, October 27, 3:30 PM - 5:30PM

The hearings will be held at City Hall, 1300 Perdido Street, in the Council Chambers on the first floor.

Speakers will be limited to four minutes. The consultants will present a summary of the Master Plan at the beginning of the Oct. 13 and Oct. 16 hearings and respond to comments and questions at the end. Information obtained from these hearings will be used for the final version of the Plan, as directed by the City Planning Commission.

We encourage you to read as much of the Master Plan as possible and to offer your comments on it, either at one of the public hearings or in written form. The document is available for reading in public libraries and on the Internet at Currently, chapters 15 and 16 are missing from the documents, but we have been assured that they are to be added to the website shortly.

Written comments may be submitted to the CPC via mail at
CPC - Attn: Master Plan
1340 Poydras Street, #900
New Orleans, LA 70112

Comments may also be faxed to 658-7032 or
e-mailed to
Written comments must be received by Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 5pm.
The Commission is expect to take action at its Nov. 10 meeting.

The Planning Commission expects to vote on the Master Plan -- including consideration of any proposed amendments -- on November 10. It will then be sent to the City Council, which almost certainly will not take it up until after the passage of the city budget, which by law must take place no later than December 1. Assuming the Planning Commission forwards the Master Plan to the Council on a timely basis, it will have to either pass it, reject it, or amend and return it to the Planning Commission before the end of December.

For further information on the agenda or to request assistance to participate, contact the City Planning Commission Office at 504-658-7033 or TTY/Voice 568-4475. The meeting site is generally accessible to persons with disabilities. Upon request a sign language interpreter will be available to persons with hearing impairments.

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