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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hold On...I'm coming...Hold on... Recovery Roads Repair coming in 2016

Please see the map of the Leonidas neighborhood from the Recovery Roads website:   

It shows what types of repairs are planned in this neighborhood.

The waterline replacements will happen in conjunction with the Recovery Roads work.

Repairs start SUMMER of 2016.

Thank you Cheryn Robles, City of New Orleans Department of Public Works,
for answering the Neighborhood's questions
about Roadway and Sewerage & Water Board repairs.

Waiting for Godot? No just Sheriff Sale

Let's take a look at some of the houses the NorthWest Carrollton has 
reported for Blight, followed up, attended hearings, sent emails to City Staff.....
AND been successful in getting a Blight judgement:

8209 Apple

This house has been blighted for YEARS and was reported by many neighbors.

Case:#14-07156-MPM  (but there are cases dating back to 2009!)
We'd also like to know why a house reported in DECEMBER 2012 was only inspected and added to BlightStatus in 2014?  
BlightStatus says
Mar 27, 2014 — Sheriff Sale 
Sale Stopped 
Why isn't it blighted enough!?

The property currently has 2 Case numbers and has been found guilty BOTH times.
This house has been a problem property in NorthWest Carrollton for years. 

What does it take to actually have a blight case go to Sheriff Sale?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Now what? 8515 Pritchard Place - Blight since 2012

The grass is no longer being cut. And there is a mattress piled up neat the front porch.....
Here's the problem: the city found this house blighted... in 2012.

WHEN is it going to go to Sheriff's Sale?
Sale/Transfer DatePriceGrantorGranteeNotarial Archive NumberInstrument Number
09-08-2006 $ 50,000GREATER BIBLEWAY HOUSING&COMMUNITY 06-38004 330425 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Before - After - Thank you NORA

8518 Pritchard Place  - NORA Sale Success


Last 2 Sales/Transfers
Sale/Transfer DatePriceGrantorGrantee

AFTER ...... AND it looks GREAT! 

The property was originally on a Auction List but never went to Sheriff's sale.  NORA owned it and did a property swap with a lady named Evie Kirk for her townhouse in New Orleans East.  Evie Kirk then sold it to Peter Gardner. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Tulane's Yulman Stadium - Open House

 Welcome Neighbors!
Come take a peek at
on WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 
from 6–7:30 P.M.
snacks • giveaways • bring the kids
Parking: Rosen Lot
Enter: Atrium, Wilson Center

For more information:

Lock your Vehicles!!!!

CRIME ALERT!3 new crimes
TypeDescriptionCase #LocationAgencyDateMap It
Motor Vehicle TheftAUTO THEFTH28818148200 BLOCK OF EARHART BLVDNew Orleans Police8/22/2014 9:02:00 PMMap It
Motor Vehicle TheftAUTO THEFTH27970142800 BLOCK OF DANTE STNew Orleans Police8/22/2014 8:55:00 AMMap It
This is just the latest batch.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Painted Utility Box on Carrollton @ Apricot (Walmsley)

Perhaps you noticed the newly painted utility box on Carrollton? has program that works with neighborhood organizations to paint utility boxes.
Yep, that's a Raccoon in the tree.

Egrets and Herons are frequent visitors to NorthWest Carrollton

as are opossums

That would be Archie, the neighborhood peacock.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Neighborhood Watch and your Mobile Phone

NorthWest Carrollton has enrolled in Neighborhood Watch NOW.

We're testing out how this works.

Neighborhood Watch NOW is a new system that gives your community the power to record and stream un-deletable video straight to authorities as it’s happening.
Here’s how it works:
  • You can download the App to your smart phone
  • If you see something suspicious, record with the App and the video is stored in the permanent evidence vault
  • Neighborhood Watch Captains sign up for the Neighborhood Watch NOW Portal
  • When events are recorded and the “Call 911” button is pressed an alert is sent instantly to:
    • Member’s ICE (In Case of Emergency) contacts
    • Neighborhood Watch Captain
    • Participating Law Enforcement Agencies
Together we can use technology to empower our communities!

You can Download the App (Apple or Android)
by clicking on THIS LINK

If you live between Carrollton and Leonidas and Earhart and Claiborne
use the Neighborhood Watch Name of
NorthWest Carrollton

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tulane University - Yulman Stadium Operations Meeting

Tulane would like to invite the Carrollton Area Network and its member organizations to a meeting at 6 p.m. on June 10 at the Wilson Center on campus. Tulane will present its football game-day plan for the six home games this Fall and answer any questions related to game-day operations. Please give me a call at 504-343-8937 if you need any information or would like to discuss further. Thank you, -- Paul Harang Director, Community and Neighborhood Relations Office of Government and Community Relations Tulane University 200 Broadway Street, Suite 126 New Orleans, LA 70118 Direct: 504.988.3394 Mobile: 504.343.8937 Fax: 504.988.3388

Friday, May 16, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Opposing the Perez development in Holy Cross

From: NorthWest Carrollton []
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2014 11:15 PM
To: Stacy Head;; Susan G. Guidry; LaToya Cantrell;;; James A. Gray
Subject: Perez Development in the Lower 9th Ward

Council members;

NorthWest Carrollton stands in solidarity with the Lower 9 Vision Coalition in its strong opposition to the Perez development.

Too many of us sat through far too many PostKatrina Planning Meetings, Master Plan Meetings and CZO Meetings to have the work that has been outlined ignored.
The proposed development does NOT align with the Master Plan, current zoning or the proposed CZO.
Seeing the work the recovering New Orleans community collectively accomplished during all these meetings ignored by the Mayor and newly elected Council is disrespectful of the citizenry.

C1A does NOT belong in a restricted corner of the Lower 9th Ward neighborhood
Just over the bridge, St. Claude Ave is a Main Street. 
Any development in the Lower 9 should respect the history of the main thoroughfare, St. Claude, and align with the rest of the St. Claude Main Street Program.

If you want to look at what happens when the kind of development Perez is proposing is tried in what is essentially a residential neighborhood, look to the history of the development at what was "Uptown Square".  It didn't work.  
Sure there is some success here but redevelopment has occurred and reoccured because it was never really the right thing in the right place.  IF New Orleans can't make this kind of development work in the more monied and developed areas of Uptown we really need to think long and hard about what will work for the people of the Lower 9.

The concept of "Density" should not be used to push a "Developers know best" mentality.  
"Density" only has a hope of working when the surrounding infrastructure and transportation options (Bus routes, street size, traffic flow options...) support it.
Before New Orleans starts pushing "Density" we need to be able to provide basic and consistent services.

Why should a Carrollton Area Neighborhood care?  Because we know that the  Lower 9th Ward is only the 1st in a long string "Developers know best" density battles to come.

The people who live in the Lower 9 KNOW what they want.  The City Council should listen.

S & W Leak in 2900 block of Dante

Yes it has been reported, REPEATEDLY!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Calculate your potential property tax increases

Use this handy dandy calculator from The Lens to calculate what your taxes will be
if Mayor Mitch gets his wish to raise our property taxes. 

Use the Assessor's Website if you need to check what your value your property is currently assessed. (And while you're at it make sure that it says you have a homestead exemption if your property is owner occupied!)

Please note that it looks like the proposal for JUST Fire & Police is 20 mills total, 10 mills each.
Oh and these 20 mills are JUST for Fire & Police.   Go ahead .... now....
Use the handy dandy calculator

Shocked? Probably. But not surprised, right?

When so many neighborhoods were jumping on the "Security District" bandwagon, 
NorthWest Carrollton did our research and decided against requesting one for our area.
Well for one we have a number of fixed income older neighbors and they were against it.
We believe that taxes for NOPD should come from and be used for the benefit of the WHOLE city.   

Crime doesn't conveniently stop at neighborhood boundaries.
Neither do Police Districts.

The "I got mine" Security District approach may randomly and rarely benefit a few or give a false sense of security to the neighborhood willing to tax themselves extra but if there aren't enough sufficiently paid police on duty.... it won't matter much.

What I am wondering is just how much of an increase in our property taxes can we take before the boom that New Orleans is seeing begins to bust.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Simple ways to stay safe and help your neighbors stay safe:

- Say hello to and know your neighbors.    A smile and a wave when you see each other does make a difference.

- Walk your dog!  And say hello as you walk.

- Turn on your porch light.    Use LED Bulbs they may be a bit more expensive up front but last for years and cost pennies to run.

- Put up a NorthWest Carrollton yard sign.   It shows NOPD patrols when they are in our neighborhood and reminds them that we have an active Neighborhood Watch.

- For $25 you can order an NOPD metal Neighborhood Watch sign.  We will be placing an order this May.  Check for the Utility Pole nearest your house and we'll ensure that the sign gets installed. Contact if you are interested.

- Plant a tree.  Yes, strange as it sounds studies show that trees reduce crime.  Contact if you are interested.  We work with Hike for Katrina to get free trees to plant trees in the Fall.

- Anonymously report suspicious activity or submit a tip to CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111 or submit a tip online.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

8209 Apple

Reported and sited for blight....

Now we need a Sheriff's Sale.

Abandoned Vehicles reported to NOPD

Abandoned Vehicles reported to NOPD.


2800 block of Dublin
West side of street, near corner of Dublin and Apricot
Silver Spider 

2926 Dublin
Brown Stratus
No Plate


Corner of Apple and Dante
East Side
Blue Custom Deluxe Chevy Pickup

8404 Apple Street
Beige Olds Alero
No Plate

8400 Block of Apple
South side  Corner of Apple and Cambronne
Nissan Maximum
No Plate


8515 Pritchard
Red/White/Black Pickup
on property of house that is empty and blighted


2700 Block Cambronne
West side near corner of Apricot and Cambronne
Trailer filled with garbage…rats


8502 Apricot Street
Maroon Toyota Carolla
No Plate


2433 Joliet
Maroon Toyota
No Plate

2517 Joliet
Black Toyota Camary
No Plate


8400  block of Nelson 
North side
Green Chrysler Convent

8333  Block of Nelson
Blue Silverado Pickup 
ALA 2B79M27

8333 Block of Nelson
Blue Chevy Pickup
No plate

8329 Nelson 
White Chevy Express Van
No Plate

8229 Nelson 
Black Toyota Celica GT
Indiana 565LPC

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sunday, February 2, 2014

2014 District A results

Looks like folks think that Susan Guidry could do a better job of representing West Carrollton-Leonidas. 

Take a look at the article on Uptown Messenger >>>

Thanks Brian Denzer!