Announcements

ANPC Bike Lanes Meeting - Tuesday, May 25, 6:00pm

posted May 24, 2021, 12:47 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 24, 2021, 1:10 PM ]

The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for Algiers residents to hear information about and to get questions answered regarding the implementation of "Complete Streets" in Algiers, which includes changes to bike lanes, parking lanes, etc. 


For information about Complete Streets, click here.
For information about Moving Bikes in New Orleans>>Algiers, click here.

The Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council is a non-profit organization whose members are presidents (or their representatives) of the various neighborhood associations in Algiers. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life in Algiers through collaboration and shared resources.

Junior Ciic Leadership Academy - May 21st Application Deadline

posted May 10, 2021, 7:53 PM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb   [ updated May 10, 2021, 7:53 PM ]


JCLA

JCLA Applications Are Now Open!

The Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Youth and Families, would like to invite you to participate in Junior Civic Leadership Academy (JCLA). This initiative from Mayor LaToya Cantrell, is an engaging 8-week program that will provide youth with an in-depth look at City government. The program includes hands-on demonstrations and presentations that give participants an insider's view of how the City of New Orleans operates. With this knowledge, students will be better equipped to engage their communities and help improve residents’ quality of life.

The application period is open until May 21st, or until we reach capacity. To learn more about the program, visit nola.gov/jcla.

Algiers Clean Sweep Rescheduled - Sat., May 22

posted Apr 29, 2021, 3:32 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 3:33 PM ]


COVID Community Vaccinations - May 1 and May 14

posted Apr 29, 2021, 3:29 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council


Algiers Levee Celebration - Saturday, May 1

posted Apr 29, 2021, 3:26 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 3:26 PM ]

Councilmember Palmer and Culture Aid NOLA to Host Drive-Thru Food Pantry on Saturday

posted Apr 29, 2021, 2:24 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 29, 2021, 3:46 PM ]


Algiers Clean Sweep Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

posted Apr 16, 2021, 10:56 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 16, 2021, 11:09 AM ]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2021
Councilmember Palmer and Partners Cancel Algiers Clean Sweep Event Due to Inclement Weather 
NEW ORLEANS District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) and Crescent Towing announced today that "Algiers Clean Sweep" is canceled tomorrow,  Saturday, April 17, due to inclement weather. Councilmember Palmer is working with organizers to come up with another date to host the clean-up event in Algiers. 

Algiers Clean Sweep, a community-led initiative to clean up, beautify, and reduce blight in Algiers, was created by Councilmember Palmer and AEDF in 2020. They organized their first "clean sweep" in November 2020, recycling 400 old tires and glass and clearing seven blighted and vacant lots. 

WHAT: *CANCELLED* Algiers Clean Sweep 
 
WHEN: RESCHEDULED DATE TBD

WHERE: Lambert Playground (glass and tire drop off)
3800 MacArthur Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114 

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Media Contact:
Tiffaney Bradley
Director of Communications and Special Projects 
District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer
504.658.1034

You're Invited to Coffee with Kristin - Tuesday, April 20‌

posted Apr 15, 2021, 12:10 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 15, 2021, 12:11 PM ]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 15, 2021
You're Invited to Coffee with Kristin
NEW ORLEANS - Join District “C” Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer for a virtual Coffee and Conversations on Tuesday, April 20 at 8:30 AM. Bring your questions and concerns as she will be available and open to discuss various topics for District “C” residents. See below for meeting details.

Zoom Meeting Information: 
Call In: 1 (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 963 1485 5844
Passcode: 133217
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Media Contact:
Tiffaney Bradley
Director of Communications and Special Projects 
District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer
504.658.1034
New Orleans City Council 
The New Orleans City Council is the legislative branch of New Orleans City government. The Council considers and enacts all local laws that govern the City of New Orleans. The Council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City, as recommended by the mayor, and continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The City Council is also the regulatory body for public utilities. It also reviews and has final say on many land use and zoning matters, as well as considers major economic development projects for the City. As a Board of Review for Orleans Parish, the Council examines appeals of property tax assessments for real estate taxes, and certifies tax rolls to the Louisiana Tax Commission. Other responsibilities of the Council include overseeing the operation of the public access television in Orleans Parish. Streaming video and video archives of the City Council's Regular and Committee meetings can be found on the City Council website.

The City Council is comprised of five districts and two Councilmembers-at-Large. Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Helena Moreno, Council Vice President and interim Councilmember-At-Large Donna Glapion, District "A" Councilmember Joseph I. Giarrusso, District "B" Councilmember Jay H. Banks, District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District "D" Councilmember Jared C. Brossett, and District "E" Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen.

Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer - April 2021 Newsletter

posted Apr 12, 2021, 2:46 PM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Apr 12, 2021, 2:51 PM ]

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More than a year ago, we were faced with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, our positivity rate in Orleans Parish is one of the lowest in Louisiana. And we continue to take actionable steps to see our city return to what we hope will be a “normal life.” However, we cannot forget that we are still battling this virus and the importance of getting vaccinated.

Anyone 16 years or older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. As a reminder, if you are eligible, here are ways to sign up to get vaccinated:

We are not out of the clear yet, and we need everyone to work together. I hope that soon, even more people will get these safe and effective vaccines in New Orleans. 
Algiers Clean Sweep 

My office, along with the Algiers Economic Development Foundation (AEDF) and Crescent Towing, will host "Algiers Clean Sweep" on Saturday, April 17. This bi-annual event is a community-led initiative to clean up, beautify, and reduce blight in Algiers. Our first event in November 2020 was a huge success. We recycled 400 tires and 400 pounds of glass and cleared seven blighted and vacant lots. 

We need volunteers and community involvement to continue to make Algiers a beautiful place to live. If you or a group would like to volunteer to join our Algiers Clean Sweep initiative, sign up here. Algiers residents can also drop off old tires and glass for recycling at the staging site during the clean-up. Lunch will be provided by JUGS Krewe of NOMTOC. 
NOPD Safe Zones 
 
In March, the Council approved a Resolution (R-21-114) urging the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) to designate clearly marked “Safe Exchange Zones” at district police stations to provide residents with a reasonably safe and public area to conduct legal, private transactions from online marketplaces or internet purchases. NOPD has agreed to set up safe zones at six out of eight of their district police stations. For your safety, I urge you to utilize these safe zones when conducting online business. NOPD is working to install signage for the “Safe Exchange Zones.” I will keep you posted on my social media platforms once the “Safe Exchange Zones” are available to the public. Follow @kristingpalmer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates.  
Formosa Resolution

I co-authored a Resolution (R-21-92) with Councilmember Cyndi Nguyen opposing the construction of The Sunshine Project, a Formosa Plastics Plant in St. James Parish. The resolution calls on existing and proposed industrial plants to reduce their toxic emissions and clean up current contamination, including the CMA Bianca cargo shop nurdle spill in August 2020. It also requests the Federal and State governments to establish explicit guidelines for cross-jurisdictional clean-up efforts in the event of future spills and contamination of our waterways. 

I co-authored this legislation because we all can see the effects of plastic pollution. When you're walking along the levee and the batture in Algiers, you can see plastic pellets and there's no one leading the clean-up at all except volunteers. What’s even more harmful is the destruction we do not alway see as animals confuse these for food and end up sick or dead after eating them. It's shameful when you have multi-million dollar companies, and no one is taking responsibility. We should not build and expand our plastic companies' footprint if they fail to do a basic clean-up of our waterways.
Chick-Fil-A is Coming to Algiers 

The Council has approved a conditional use permit to construct the first stand-alone Chick-Fil-A in New Orleans. My office has been working with Algiers Plaza to ensure the permit meets the qualifications which best serves the community. The restaurant will include a drive-thru and will be located at 4100 General DeGaulle Drive in the Algiers Plaza. Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2022.
Algiers Park Renovations

I’m excited that the City of New Orleans is investing in public parks in District “C.” In 2019, my office advocated for millions of funding to improve several parks in Algiers. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement recently held a meeting to discuss upcoming Behrman Pool Renovations that will begin soon. 

2020 Completed Park Improvements: 
  • Walking path at Collins Park with an investment of $129,500 
  • Huff Park Walking Path with an investment of $84,000
  • Lambert Park Walking Path with an investment of $177,050
Algiers Levee Path Crawfish Celebration

In March, I joined the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – West (SLFPA-W) and the City of New Orleans to announce the completion of Phase II of the Mississippi River Levee shared-use path in Algiers. The project extends the existing trail atop the levee near Odeon Avenue and stretches 3.45 miles downstream to the Chalmette Ferry and will be primarily used for transportation and recreational activities such as walking, running, and bike riding. There are currently plans to install benches, lighting, and additional access ramps along the trail. 

The levee bike path expansion was a campaign promise I made to Algiers residents, and I would like you to celebrate this significant milestone with a crawfish celebration. Save the date to attend the Algiers Levee Path Crawfish Celebration on Saturday, May 1, in the Cut-off at 10 AM. Several biking, running, and walking groups will join us to explore the new levee trail extension with a celebratory walk and bike ride. 

Algiers Levee Path Crawfish Celebration
When: Saturday, May 1
Where: Cut-Off Recreation Center, 6600 Belgrade St, New Orleans, LA 70131 

Schedule
  • 10:00 AM- Celebratory Walk
  • 11:00 AM- Celebratory Bike Ride 
  • Noon- Free Crawfish, Drinks, and Live Music
District C Roadwork Updates

For more information on the status of current and future roadwork projects in District C, click here.
Algiers Clean Sweep 
Saturday, April 17
9 AM to 12 PM 
Lambert Playground
3800 MacArthur Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70114 
Virtual Coffee with Kristin 
Tuesday, April 20
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM 

Algiers Levee Path Crawfish Celebration
Saturday, May 1
10 AM - 12 PM
Cut-Off Recreation Center
6600 Belgrade St, New Orleans, LA 70131 
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District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer

ANPC Congressional Forum - Wednesday, 3/3/2021

posted Mar 1, 2021, 11:40 AM by Algiers Neighborhood Presidents Council   [ updated Mar 1, 2021, 1:13 PM ]

Please join us for this important event!


Send questions to:gcrowden@bellsouth.net

March 20, 2021 - Election

◾The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Feb. 17.

◾The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Feb. 27. 

◾Early voting is March 6-13 (excluding Sunday, March 7) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. To find early voting locations, click here.

◾The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is March 16 by 4:30 p.m. 

◾ For more information go to: https://nola.gov/registrar or call (504) 658-8300

Early Voting Locations


CITY HALL, 1300 PERDIDO ST., #1W24
ALGIERS COURTHOUSE, 225 MORGAN ST RM#105
VOTING MACHINE WAREHOUSE, 8870 CHEF MENTEUR HWY
LAKE VISTA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6500 SPANISH FORT BLVD, 2ND FLOOR MEETING ROOM


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