Algiers Evacuteer Training - August 8th

posted Aug 6, 2018, 2:06 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 2:08 PM ]

Neighborhood Engagement Office
Neighborhood Engagement Office, City of New OrleansAGENCY
Algiers Evacuteer Training - August 8th

Thousands of our neighbors may need help evacuating if a major storm comes our way. Evacuation volunteers (Evacuteers) assist with New Orleans’ public evacuation option, called City-Assisted Evacuation (CAE), to make sure that our residents are safe and out of harm's way! In this one-hour training session you will be introduced to the history of and what we do, learn how CAE works, and the vital role that our volunteers play in ensuring that everyone who uses CAE is treated with respect and dignity. Come out to Algiers Regional Library on Wednesday, August 8th from 6 to 7pm to find out what we're all about, and what YOU can do to help! Contact, visit our website at, or call (504) 517-3580 for more information.

Open Enrollment for Police Community Advisory Board

posted Jul 30, 2018, 9:28 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated Jul 30, 2018, 9:36 AM ]

Neighborhood Engagement Office
Neighborhood Engagement Office, City of New Orleans


The City of New Orleans and New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have announced the open enrollment for Police Community Advisory Board (PCAB) membership. Open enrollment officially begins on Monday, July 30, 2018 for PCAB Advisory Groups city-wide. The PCAB Advisory Group is a district-based participation structure that creates one 7-member PCAB per NOPD District (8 total). PCAB members serve a 24-month term. The group does not have any decision making authority, but will meet quarterly to achieve the following goals: • Maintain a consistent partnership between the community and law enforcement; • Serve to help reduce crime and enhance the quality of life for all citizens; • Establish goals that can be accomplished through positive and open communications; • Assist law enforcement in helping to maintain police standard for accountability; • Create processes to help address issues of bias-based policing; • Improve interaction between police and citizens through education and training; and • Strengthen and ensure the application of equal protection under the law for all citizens. Membership is open to all New Orleans residents who are eighteen years or older and may be interested in serving as a volunteer leader in their respective police district. For more information or to apply, please visit us at or pick up an application at the Neighborhood Engagement Office at City Hall in Room 8E15 or at any NOPD Station ( PCABs are creating the framework for a public participation plan with the NOPD to engage in a collaborative problem-solving process that supports both the community and the police desire to enhance public safety. PCABs are responsible for vetting community ideas/suggestions, working with NOPD to understand operations, processes and challenges, and building consensus on priority items important to the community before submitting recommendations to NOPD for consideration. PCABs are also responsible for assisting NOPD in recruitment efforts. Completed applications may be submitted online, faxed to 504.658.4969, emailed to or returned to any NOPD station by September 8, 2018.

NOPD 4th District July APAC Mtg & Back to School Giveaway

posted Jul 19, 2018, 12:57 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 19, 2018, 12:58 PM ]

This is a great opportunity to hear what the 4th District has been up to this year and a chance to ask any questions they may have about public safety in Algiers. For those only interested in the APAC portion of the event, it will be held in the school’s gym from 11:45a-1:15p.

City to Host Paper Shredding Event as Glass and Compost Collections Continue

posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:26 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 6:26 PM ]

Mayor Cantrell Banner


July 12, 2018

Contact: LaTonya Norton

For Media Inquiries Only
(504) 658-4962

City to Host Paper Shredding Event as 

Glass and Compost Collections Continue  


NEW ORLEANS — On Saturday, July 14, 2018, the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation will host a paper shredding event in conjunction with Iron Mountain from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Drop-Off Center located at 2829 Elysian Fields Ave.


Four times a year Orleans Parish hosts shredding days. Residents can bring up to 50 pounds of personal or sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely by Iron Mountain's on-site mobile unit. Iron Mountain accepts mixed office paper, light cardboard and similar materials. They do not accept plastic, compact discs, DVDs or metal (other than paper clips or staples).


The Department of Sanitation, in conjunction with The Composting Network, will continue to accept frozen food scraps from residents to be composted. Compost will only be accepted from private residences (not businesses). The Composting Network accepts fruit and vegetable scraps (peels, skins, pits or seeds), tea bags, coffee grounds (including paper filters), eggshells, nutshells, seed shells, plain bread, grains and plain pasta (no toppings). They do not accept meat, dairy, bones or foods with oil.


Iron Mountain and The Composting Network offer their services at no cost to the public in conjunction with the City’s recycling drop-off events.


On the second Saturday of each month, Orleans Parish residents can drop off:

  • Paper products including newspapers, junk mail, phone books, catalogs, office paper and color inserts 
  • Plastics #1 through #7, such as water bottles, soda bottles, juice bottles, detergent containers, plastic pots from nurseries, plastic bags, etc.
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans 
  • Cardboard 
  • Box board (cereal boxes)
  • Mardi Gras beads 
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, AAAA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt and lithium) 
  • Light bulbs (incandescent and fluorescent)  
  • Electronics such as computers, laptops, phones, televisions (limit 4) and microwave ovens (limit 4) 
  • Tires (limit 4) 
  • Glass (limit 50 lbs.) 
  • Designated organics for composting


The Department of Sanitation has resumed the collection of glass. Please remove caps and corks before recycling.


Since the City opened the Recycling Drop-Off Center in August 2010, a total of 1,183 tons have been recycled. Since the current curbside recycling program began in May 2011, a total of 48,250 tons have been recycled. Properties that are eligible to receive solid waste collection by the City are also eligible to receive free recycling services.


For more information, please call 311 or visit


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Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer to Hold First Coffee with Kristin on Friday, July 13

posted Jul 12, 2018, 6:09 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 6:10 PM ]



July 12, 2018  

Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer to Hold First Coffee with Kristin on Friday, July 13

District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

NEW ORLEANS - Councilmember Palmer is hosting her first Coffee and Conversation with Kristin tomorrow, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Congregation Coffee in Algiers. Councilmember Palmer looks forward to discussing important issues within her district and listening to concerns from residents.

Coffee and Conversation with Kristin will be held monthly at different coffee shops around District C.

WHO: Councilmember Palmer and District C residents

WHAT: Coffee and Conversation with Kristin

WHEN: Friday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Congregation Coffee, 240 Pelican Avenue





Tiffaney Bradley
Communications Director
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District 'C'

(504) 658-1034


Useful Summer 2018 Information Links

posted Jul 11, 2018, 11:41 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 11, 2018, 11:41 AM ]

Officer Derrick Banks
Community Liaison Officer, Fourth District

Roadwork NOLA June Newsletter:

New Orleans EMS Reminds Residents of the Dangers of Children in Hot Cars After "Near Miss":

The City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board Reports the Detection of West Nile Virus in Orleans Parish Mosquitoes:

COPS 4 Organization Seeks New Members to Support Fourth District Police Officers:

Neighborhood Engagement Office Introduces Community Office Hours:

Celebrate Arrival of New Ferryboat - Tuesday, July 10, 2018

posted Jul 9, 2018, 1:33 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jul 9, 2018, 1:33 PM ]

Join the Waves!


The big day is almost here!

WHAT:  Please join your friends and neighbors in welcoming our new Algiers/Canal St. ferry as it makes its way downriver to Chalmette where Coast Guard testing will be done prior to the boat going into service.  

Just to be clear, the boat won’t stop, but bring something to wave: 

  • A flag from your front porch
  • A second-line hankie
  • Your favorite Algiers-themed t-shirt, or “ferry” or “fairy” attire. 
  • A musical instrument and repertoire of water-themed tunes
  • A picnic dinner and your favorite libation

WHY:   This party is just for fun-- there's no stage, no agenda, and no bells or whistles. Just a bunch of neighbors celebrating our new ferry!   

WHEN: Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 - approximate arrival time: 6 to 8 p.m.  (The trip takes 10 hours from Jeanerette, but an exact arrival time cannot be determined until the boat passes through various locks along the way.)

WHERE: The batture land to the right of the Westbank ferry landing. (Site of Wednesdays on the Point.)

HOW:  Keep your eye on the APA Facebook page for real-time arrival time as the Captain calls with his location during the day on Tuesday.  
See you on the levee!




City Hall Community Office Hours

posted Jun 19, 2018, 9:35 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 2:43 PM ]

Location Updates as of August 6, 2018

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Neighborhood Engagement Office

Introducing Community Office Hours

In an effort to be as accessible and responsive as possible to residents, City Hall has established Community Office Hours. This new initiative is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss issues within the community, and give residents the opportunity for direct dialogue with City staff about interests and concerns.


The implementation of this initiative began on Monday, June 4, 2018, when City staff spent regular office hours on Mondays and Wednesday at various locations within the community.


Community Office Hours will enable City Hall to be accessible and helpful to more residents within neighborhoods. This effort will create a two-way street of effective communication and information flow for addressing neighborhood level issues.


What: City Hall Hosts Community Office Hours

When:  Mondays and Wednesdays 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


     District A:  Gernon Brown Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)

                        1001 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA 70124

     District B:  Rosenwald Recreation Center (Mondays and Wednesdays)

                        1120 S. Broad St., New Orleans, LA 70113

     District C:  Treme Recreation Center (Mondays)

                        900 N. Villere St., New Orleans, LA 70112

                        Cutoff Recreation Center (Wednesdays)

                        6600 Belgrade St., New Orleans, LA 70131

     District D:  Milne Recreation Center (Monday and Wednesdays)

                        5420 Franklin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70126

     District E:  Sanchez Multi-Service Center (Mondays)

                       1616 Caffin Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

                       Joe W. Brown Park (Wednesdays)

                       5601 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127


We look forward to seeing and connecting with you in the community.  See you soon!


The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is the City’s permanent mechanism for public participation in government decision-making. We create opportunities for dialogue, information sharing, partnership, and action between City government and neighborhood residents and leaders.

Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 8:56 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 8:56 AM ]

Get ready for hurricane season, which starts June 1st

This bulletin was sent at 06/01/2018 10:00 AM CDT
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June preparedness tips

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June 2018

Hello New Orleans!

It's time for hurricane prep. Each year hurricane season lasts from June to November, but as we saw last week, storms are possible throughout the year. 

Tropical weather begins with a low-pressure area of circling winds over water. A system can develop into a tropical depression, tropical storm, or a hurricane. Dangers include high winds, heavy rain, tornadoes, flooding, and power outages, which means you should insure your property for both wind and flood damage

You're probably no stranger to these storms. Still, it's important to make a plan with your family in case a storm comes our way. Depending on a storm's severity, a mandatory evacuation might be ordered. If the City of New Orleans issues a mandatory evacuation, all residents and visitors must leave. If an evacuation is not ordered, it's up to you to decide to evacuate or shelter in place. 

We're listing the hurricane preparedness basics below. But there are extra things to consider during an emergency for some families that include

Find more information on hurricane season prep at or call 311.

Until next month,

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Message from Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

posted Jun 1, 2018, 12:46 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 12:47 PM ]








CM Gisleson Palmer



First of all, let me just say that I’m thrilled to be back and serving District C. Since taking office three weeks ago, I have hit the ground running and working to fulfill several of my campaign promises. I tackled the city’s short-term rental program at the first regularly scheduled council meeting. My approved motions are the first step toward changing how we issue permits and who can receive them. In addition, the City Planning Commission will be required to include community feedback by hosting a public hearing as part of the process to revamp the program.

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City Council Approves Changes to Short-Term Rental Program

At the first official meeting of the newly commissioned City Council on May 24, the Council unanimously passed legislation authored by Councilmember Gisleson Palmer to review and improve regulations of the city's short-term rental (STR) program.


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Councilmember Palmer Issues Official Statement Regarding Funding for Algiers Public Projects

In reviewing the funds that were set aside for Algiers projects, many of which were started in my first term, and some even proceeded 2010, it has come to my attention that the previous Administration has requested an amendment of the set-aside funds for the soccer stadium to be directed towards the Natatorium. This flies in the face of what was originally promised to Algiers.


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Be Prepared for Hurricanes

Today is the first day of Hurricane Season and we want you to be prepared. Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer joined Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other city elected officials to inform the public about the importance of having a disaster plan. Hurricanes and tropical weather are extremely dangerous. These storms can produce heavy rain, high winds, flooding, power outages and tornadoes.


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Community Spotlight: High Voltage Inc.

High Voltage Inc. celebrated New Orleans turning 300 with a day of service. The non-profit organization teamed up with two other community groups, Hands on New Orleans and NOLA Trash Mob to “clean up” the Treme and Lafitte neighborhoods.


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