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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Blight 2416 Dante - Happy Birthday

From: Joseph I. Giarrusso
Sent: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 7:48 AM
To: NorthWest Carrollton
Cc: Amanda B. Rizzo ; T. Gordon McLeod
Subject: Re: Constantly Blighted Fw: Blight, 2416 Dante: Weeds and windows open to the elements
Amanda, will you please check on this?  Thanks.

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From: NorthWest Carrollton
Date: 12/18/18 9:55 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: "Joseph I. Giarrusso", Scott Andrews, Debi Theobald NorthWest Carrollton Crime Liaison, 311 <>
Subject: Constantly Blighted Fw: Blight, 2416 Dante: Weeds and windows open to the elements

Please note the date of Jan 4, 2018 on the email below.
I have reporting this address to 311 no fewer than 3 times this year.
I would like to understand why TODAY - December 18, 2018 it looks worse than it did in January.
Weeds are as high as they can grow. Portions of the building are open to the elements.
AND the fire hydrant on the corner - which you can no longer see! - is leaking.
PLEASE have something done before this goes on for 2 years.
Jenel Hazlett
NorthWest Carrollton

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From: NorthWest Carrollton
Sent: Jan 4, 2018 4:00 PM
To: 311 Nola <>
Cc: Debi Theobald NorthWest Carrollton Crime Liaison
Subject: Blight, 2416 Dante: Weeds and windows open to the elements


Please create a request to have the blight at 2416 Dante Street addressed.

The below link shows some of the issues, specially the high weeds covering the sidewalk which creates a pedestrian safety issue.

Some windows are also broken and open the property to the elements.

Jenel Hazlett
NorthWest Carrollton

January 14 Forum on Parks Millage

There will be a meeting to discuss the millage (tax to be voted on in May)

MONDAY January 14th

6:30 PM - 8PM

St. Mary's Dominican High School

7701 Walmsley Ave

Secured parking and entry is from Burdeteel Street at the back of the school

Please see the article in Uptown Messenger for additional details

"Voters in May will decide on milestone changes to how the city funds and operates its public recreational spaces. To give New Orleanians a clearer understanding of how these cherished city services could be overhauled, the Carrollton Area Network is holding a public forum Jan. 14.
Presenters from the Audubon Institute, the New Orleans Recreation Development
Commission, Parks and Parkways and New Orleans City Park will discuss at a forum moderated by Keith Twitchell of the Committee for Better New Orleans.

The ballot proposal would give City Park its first dedicated millage while reducing the millage for Audubon Park by nearly half. Parks and Parkways and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission would see an increase in their funding. Property owners continue paying the same amount under the 20-year plan, city officials say.
The new parks overhaul also calls for unified oversight for the city’s recreational entities under a cooperative agreement approved by City Council on Dec. 20.

This agreement allows more resource-sharing among the four agencies. They could more easily leverage their buying power in negotiating contracts, share large equipment for maintenance and beautification projects, and exchange information and strategies on storm-water control, fundraising, social media communication and other activities.
Programming among City Park, Audubon and NORDC would be shared to increase access to recreational activities. The agreement also calls for increased safety and environmental initiatives.

The four agencies’ top executives are to meet quarterly under the plan and to hold public meetings twice a year.

The May ballot proposal would adjust the millage rates from 2021 to 2040. If the millage adjustment passes, the current 6.31 mills, expected to bring in about $22 million, would be distributed as follows:
• Audubon would receive 1.95 mills ($6.59 million) instead of the current 3.31 mills ($10.92 million);
• NORDC’s adjusted millage would be increased to 1.95 mills ($6.59 million) from 1.5 mills ($4.95 million);
• Parks and Parkways’ millage would be increased to 1.8 mills (or $6.08 million);
• City Park would receive .61 mill (nearly $2.06 million)."