City Reminds Residents of Precautions During Severe Weather

posted Apr 13, 2018, 2:27 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 13, 2018, 2:27 PM ]

4 COPS NOPD 4th District Crawfish Boil - Saturday, April 21, 2018

posted Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 10:45 AM ]

A Crawfish Boil benefitting NOPD 4th District will be held at Federal City on Saturday, April 21, 4-6pm. Contact for more information.

Mtg About New Buildings for Algiers Police & Fire Stations

posted Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Apr 4, 2018, 11:15 AM ]

A public meeting will be held to inform neighbors about a proposed zoning change and conditional use request for two new buildings- NOPD 4th District Station and NOFD 8th District Station at 3300 and 3320 Wall Boulevard.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 6:30 PM.

WHERE: Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr., New Orleans, 70131

Renderings of the buildings will be available at the meeting and you will have an opportunity to present questions and concerns.

Prepare for Tropical Storm Nate

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:53 PM ]

nola ready - the city of new orleans




Tropical Storm Nate is forecast to impact Southeast Louisiana over the weekend, starting Saturday, and will likely strengthen to a category 1 hurricane. Heavy wind is currently the primary concern for New Orleans, with secondary threats including rainfall and tornadoes. Storm surge is also a threat for residents outside of levy protection. 


Plan to shelter in place, have 3 days of supplies for each person in your household, and stay informed. 

Sign up for emergency alerts for life safety information. For non-emergency information and updates on Tropical Storm Nate, text NATE to 888777 or go to

Prepare to shelter in place

Gather what you'll need to shelter in place


  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games


Prepare for power & water outages


  • Sign up for the special needs registry if you need power for medical equipment. Call 311.
  • Fill your bathtub with water to clean and flush toilets.
  • Turn your fridge to its lowest temperature.
  • Charge electronic devices.
  • Preserve cell phone battery life.
  • Stay away from low-hanging or downed power lines.

Prepare for a storm

Clean your property and street

  • Remove debris from gutters and downspouts.
  • Clear debris from catch basins. Report clogged catch basins to 311.
  • Prune trees and shrubs.
  • Bring outdoor furniture and decorations inside.
  • Secure or bring garbage bins inside.
  • Move possessions to your highest floor.
  • Photograph your property for insurance purposes.

Secure your home


  • Check your roof and siding for any loose pieces.
  • Cover your windows with plywood or storm shutters.
  • Secure boats and recreational vehicles.
  • If you live in a trailer or mobile home, evacuate for any storm. Before you leave, do all the above and:
  • Shut off fuel lines but do not disconnect them.
  • Turn off water where it enters your home.
  • Use both “over the top” and “frame” ties to secure your home.


NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans' emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

3rd Annual Algiers Fall Festival Cancelled Due to Weather

posted Oct 6, 2017, 12:51 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Oct 6, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

3rd Annual Algiers Fall Festival 

Cancelled Due to Weather


Due to the mayor's announcements and the impending impact Tropical Storm Nate may have on our community, we will be cancelling this year's Algiers Fest in the interest of keeping everyone safe and encouraging people to take time to prepare their homes and families.


We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 and continuing to grow this event and support our military.


We want to thank all of our wonderful planners, sponsors, and performers for helping bring this event to life over the past three years. With hard work, dedication, and a love for both our military and our community, everyone involved has played an integral role in making Algiers Fest a success.


Please be aware of all warnings, watches, and stay informed about the weather in your area. For questions or preparedness tips, please visit Ready NOLA at






Algiers Development District

Civic Leadership Academy Fall 2017 - Sept. 6th - Oct. 25th

posted Aug 8, 2017, 9:22 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Aug 8, 2017, 9:35 AM ]

What is the Civic Leadership Academy?
The Civic Leadership Academy is a free program that gives residents the opportunity to educate themselves about City government so that they can improve their communities. It provides an in-depth look at local government as well as opportunities for residents to interact with City staff and elected officials.  CLA is composed of eight interactive sessions, led by representatives from City departments

Who can participate in Civic Leadership Academy?
Individuals who live or (work) in New Orleans, are at least 18 years old, and who are actively involved in a neighborhood or business association can participate.

CLA will meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:00pm-8:00pm from September 6th  through October 25th  at City Hall, Homeland Security Conference Room (8E15) located at 1300 Perdido St.

(Tentative course schedule)

Week 1: The Organization and Vision of City Government
Week 2: Planning for Tomorrow
Week 3: Developing and Revitalizing Our Communities
Week 4: Dollars and Sense: Financing NOLA’s Needs
Week 5: The Mechanics of City Government
Week 6: Policing and Crime Reduction
Week 7: Emergency Preparedness and Response
Week 8: Graduation and Looking Ahead

Apply online or download application and return to the Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office in City Hall 8E15.  Applications must be received no later than August 18, or until we reach capacity.  In order to maximize participant’s interaction and to address space restraints, class size will be limited to 35 participants. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by August 25, 2017. For more information on Civic Leadership Academy please click here.


Lisbeth L. Pedroso
Neighborhood Liaison | District C - West Bank
Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office | City of New Orleans
1300 Perdido Street | Suite 8E15 | New Orleans, LA 70112 | (o) 504-658-4933 | (c) 504-623-5697


Public Comments on Master Plan - Monday, July 10

posted Jun 29, 2017, 10:59 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 29, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

From a press release

On Monday, July 10, the City Council will hold meeting at 10:00 a.m. in the council chamber to take public comment on the proposed map amendments for the City’s Master Plan.

In April of 2008, the New Orleans City Council took on the task of reforming the City’s system of land use and zoning, and voted 7-0 to amend the City’s Charter to mandate a Master Plan with the Force of Law.

On August 12, 2010, the New Orleans City Council approved the Master Plan. In order to ensure the plan continues to address relevant issues facing our ever-changing city, the City’s Home Rule Charter requires that it is amended and updated at least every five years. In 2012, the Planning Commission and Council took action on a first set of Master Plan amendments.

The current amendment process was initiated early in 2016 when dozens of amendments were submitted, reviewed by City Planning staff, and final recommendations from the City Planning Commission (CPC) were transmitted to Council on May 4, 2017. By July 27, the Council must vote to approve CPC recommendations, request CPC to reconsider their recommendations, or deny the recommendations.

At the meeting on July 10, the Council will hear public comments and discuss proposed amendments to the Master Plan, before taking a formal vote at the regular City Council meeting on Thursday, July 27. Proposed amendments may be considered and voted on for recommendation purposes, but no vote on the full ordinance will be taken July 10.

The Master Plan and all amendments submitted and reviewed are available on the City Planning Commission website at

St. Thomas Community Health Center - Block Party for Life in Algiers, Saturday July 8

posted Jun 22, 2017, 9:39 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 9:41 AM ]

Save the Date: July 8th, 2017

You are invited to join us in supporting the Algiers community at the upcoming Block Party for Life on Saturday, July 8, 2017. St. Thomas Community Health Center and our partners are hosting this summer celebration to bring the community together, and raise awareness of the importance of prevention in maintaining health.
Please join us between 10:00 AM and 2:00PM in the 1800 block of Newton Street. If you have any questions or would like to RSVP, please contact
Visit for more information. Hope to see you there!

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posted Jun 22, 2017, 9:00 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 22, 2017, 9:00 AM ]

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NORD pools, tennis centers and summer camps will reopen Friday, June 23, 2017 after closures due to Tropical Storm Cindy. 

All NORD facilities will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day. Normal operating hours will resume on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.

All NORD pools will be closed on Sunday, July 9, 2017 for staff training. Normal operating hours will resume on Monday, July 10, 2017.

splash day



Monday, June 19, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, City officials, the New Orleans Recreation Development (NORD) Commission, and NORD community partners and sponsors celebrated NORD’s robust 2017 summer programmatic offerings. Earlier this month, NORD began facilitating 41 summer youth camps, 13 teen camps and a host of summer programming opportunities, including summer aquatics programs throughout the city that will focus on water safety skills and education. NORD also provides free meals to youth participating in summer programming through its partnership with No Kid Hungry and Sodexo. Summer is off to a great start!  To view more photos of Splash Day visit here

teen night


June 23, 2017

Our monthly scheduled Teen Night is being cancelled due Tropical Storm Cindy. Teen nights will resume as scheduled next month July 28. Planned and produced by the NORD Teen Council, Teen Nights are kickbacks featuring open mic, food and fun. Come hear the newest, hottest music and share some of your own. Teen Nights are open to teens, ages 12-17. No cost.

For more information, please visit or call (504) 658-3052.




NORD is seeking community organizations to partner with and host Movies in the Park events for Fall 2017. The Movies in the Park program is a 10-week series of free family-friendly movies shown on Friday nights at locations throughout the City.  Booster Clubs, non-profit organizations, schools, and other community organizations may apply to host a Movies in the Park event. NORDC staff will work with the host organization to select a family-friendly movie.  These events are a fun and engaging way to get families and people of all ages to come out and spend the evening with the community.  

The application deadline is June 30, 2017 at 5 p.m. For more information please call (504) 658-3075.  


teen sports


Summer is here, and that means no school and a decrease in positive physical activities for teens. While these months provide critical downtime and rejuvenation, it is important for teens to remain active and stay involved in positive recreation and learning experiences throughout the summer. 

Registration for summer teen programs is now open. Programming includes volleyball, basketball and flag football. 

For more information on teen summer leagues or to register please visit or call (504) 658-3052. 




Wonder what NOLA is doing this summer?  Some are participating in STEM camps, while others are learning career skills, taking piano lessons, swimming, and all are building life-long memories!  

If you don't have plans for the summer don’t worry, there is still time to join in the summer fun.  Pools are open now until September 3. We're looking forward to an exciting summer full of fun, friends and lasting memories!

For programming schedules, pool locations, hours, or summer event details, please visit


fit nola


Fit NOLA and NORD, are working together to create a healthier city by promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles. Fit NOLA aims to improve the quality of life for all whom live, learn, work and play in New Orleans. It includes fitness classes like pilates, yoga, Zumba, ballet, dance fitness, and line dancing, to name a few.

All Fit NOLA classes are no cost to participants and take place at Rec Centers, and parks across the city. To find out about a class near you or to register, please visit here.




Every Saturday
Joe W. Brown Park
5601 Read Blvd.

Outdoor Program Manager Shannon Burton was featured in the NRPA's Magazine “Newbies to Nature” article. In the article Shannon shares her experience with hiring and training new Outdoor professionals!  Check the article out here

This summer come join Shannon and her team every Saturday for canoeing and fishing at the Joe W. Brown lagoon. No experience necessary. Open to ages 3 and up. No cost.
All equipment, including life jackets and fishing poles are provided.  First come, first paddle.




Looking to give back to your community? NORD needs volunteers to fulfill our mission and vision to advance the physical, mental, and social well-being of New Orleanians. With a range of parks, playgrounds, facilities, programs, and events there is a volunteer opportunity for everyone. 

For more information about how you can volunteer your time and services, please visit here.


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Krazy Hat & Sock Dance

Friday, July 7


Treme Rec Center

900 N. Villere St. 

Youth will enjoy a fun filled event of dancing, snapping it up in the photo booth and competitions for the kraziest looking hat and socks.  There will also be door prizes.  The dance is open to children ages 4-12. For more information please visit,

Senior Baseball & Softball Championship Game

Friday, July 7


Wesley Barrow Park

6500 Press Dr.

Baseball & Softball Championship Game

Saturday, July 8


Lakeview Park

5501 Gen. Diaz St.

Family Fun Walk 
Saturday, July 29
Pontchartarin Park Clubhouse
6514 Congress Dr. 



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City Urges Residents and Businesses to Prepare for Tropical Storm Cindy

posted Jun 20, 2017, 2:14 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 2:31 PM ]


Office of the Mayor Press Releases & Media Advisories


June 20, 2017

Contact: Erin Burns

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4945

City Urges Residents and Businesses to Prepare for 
Tropical Storm Cindy 

Mayor Landrieu Postpones State of the City Due to Tropical Storm Cindy


NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City urged all New Orleans residents and businesses to get prepared and stay informed as hurricane season continues. At this time, the City is monitoring Tropical Storm Cindy that could impact southeast U.S. and Gulf coasts, including New Orleans, tonight. The City is committed to ensuring the safety of all residents, and the public is encouraged to help spread the word and make the entire community better prepared.


Due to the tropical storm, Mayor Landrieu has postponed the scheduled State of the City Address scheduled for Wednesday, June 21, 2017. More details on the new date and time of the State of the City Address will be provided at a later time.


This tropical storm is expected to bring heavy rain with moderate winds to New Orleans late tonight night and into Friday morning.


“Public safety is our top priority and right now we are monitoring this activity closely,” Mayor Landrieu said. “This tropical disturbance could potentially impact us beginning tonight. New Orleans is no stranger to natural disasters, which is why we strongly encourage every resident to take action now and plan ahead.”


Landfall is now expected in southwest Louisiana. Heavy rain with moderate winds will impact New Orleans starting tonight through Friday morning. Although current predicted rainfall amounts are between 4 to 8 inches, isolated areas could see more than 10 inches through Thursday night.


Residents are advised to use caution around areas prone to significant street flooding during severe weather such as streets under bridges and overpasses.  Due to the potentially severe danger that could result from high water, residents should call 911 to report street flooding and life-threatening emergencies.


To reduce flooding risk, the City asks that residents clean or clear gutters and catch basins near their homes and businesses.


Residents are advised to stay home during heavy rainfall unless an emergency makes it absolutely necessary for them to get on the road. The NOPD will ticket motorists who drive faster than 5 mph on streets with standing water.


In conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the City and Sewerage and Water Board are monitoring water levels in canals and the Lake. The City’s drainage system can remove one inch of water from streets in its first hour of operation and a half-inch in subsequent hours. All pumping stations are operational.


The public is encouraged to call 311 for general information and to report non-life threatening emergencies such as storm preparation information, sidewalk and road problems or debris. 311 will continue taking calls until 8 p.m. tonight and continue extended hours through tomorrow, June 21 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Councilmember-at-Large Jason Williams said, “In the case of tropical storms or hurricanes, always be prepared. Have a plan for your medications, pets and stock up on water. Know where your closest City-Assisted Evacuspot is located. In the event of power outages, the City of New Orleans and our utility partners are prepared to work round the clock to get everyone back on line as fast as possible. Please tie down or remove any lawn objects that could be launched in high winds and be mindful that standing water can be very deep water. Be safe, please check on your neighbors and we can all weather this storm like New Orleanians always do.”


District B Councilmember LaToya Cantrell said, “Everyone knows these storms can be dangerous. We must do everything we can to ensure our citizens are adequately prepared before a storm hits.”


District E Councilmember James Gray said, “Rain events are common place in south Louisiana. The City is prepared for whatever will come our way, and I urge all of our citizens to do what you’ve done a hundred times before: protect yourselves, your loved ones and your neighbors.”


Get Prepared

Develop a plan in advance to ensure that every family member knows what to do, who to call and where to go during an emergency.


  1. Make a plan to make sure every family member knows what to do, who to call, and where to go during an emergency. 
  2. Gather supplies you’ll need in case tropical weather requires you to shelter in place without power, running water or access to groceries. 
  3. Stay informed by signing up for emergency alerts, watching the news, and following @nolaready on social media. Keep mobile phone near at all times to monitor updates.
  4. Secure or bring inside all loose outdoor objects, including lawn furniture, signs, trash, and garbage and recycling bins.
  5.  Keep catch basins and storm drains clear of debris and disposing of leaves and other yard waste properly.
  6. Avoid driving as much as possible. Avoid driving through floodwaters and be careful of low visibility.
  7. Practice alternate routes out In a disaster roads may be blocked, buses and city transportation shut down or re-routed, or streets impassable. Each family member should know all possible exit routes from you home and your neighborhood.


Stay Informed

The City offers multiple ways to stay up-to-the minute on information and get prepared. By visiting, residents can sign up for NOLA Ready alerts, which will notify residents of emergency situations including, but not limited to, evacuation information; chemical spills; shelter-in-place alerts; weather advisories; and, infrastructure issues, such as boil water advisories. Residents can tailor the alerts to specific locations, types of alerts and on which devices they will be notified.


Residents may also get accurate, up-to-the-minute information and safety tips during an emergency by following NOLA Ready on Twitter (@NOLAReady).


Residents may also get more information about how to prepare for emergency situations, such as a suggested disaster supply kit for every household, at


Special Needs Registry

The City is also encouraging individuals who require special assistance during emergencies to enroll in its Special Needs Registry. The registry does not guarantee assistance, but allows first responders to appropriately plan for, prepare for and respond to community needs.


The Special Needs Registry includes all individuals, regardless of age, with a chronic condition, disability, special healthcare need, or who may require additional assistance during an emergency. These include those who:


  • Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or are insulin dependent;
  • Have mobility disabilities and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, cane, or other mobility device;
  • Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or deaf;
  • Have speech, cognitive, developmental or mental health disabilities; and,
  • Use assistive animals or a prosthesis.


A family member, caregiver, or authorized representative can enroll an individual on their behalf. Residents may enroll in the Special Needs Registry by calling 3-1-1 or by visiting



New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will continue to provide transit services as weather and road conditions permit. Streetcars will be replaced with buses if winds exceed 35 MPH, line blockages occur or water pools on streetcar tracks. Buses will remain in operation as long as weather and road conditions permit.  If water levels reach the front step of vehicles, bus operations will cease.



According to Entergy, it has activated its emergency response center, pre-staged all equipment and activated mutual assistance agreements with other agencies. Customers are encouraged to go to to sign up for text messages. Residents may call 1-800-9OUTAGE to report outages or downed power lines.


Customers are encouraged to download the free Entergy app or go to to sign up for text messages. Residents may call 1-800-9OUTAGE to report outages or downed power lines.





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