Bureau of Governmental Research--"Planning for a New Era: Proposed Charter Changes for Land Use Decision Making in New Orleans"
From an email I received this morning:
Today the Bureau of Governmental Research issued "Planning for a New Era: Proposed Charter Changes for Land Use Decision Making in New Orleans."
And about this report:
The alternative to the ad hoc, dysfunctional land use planning process that we have suffered under for decades has arrived. Now the task is to get the City Council to approve this Amendment to the City Charter and to submit this Amendment to the citizens of New Orleans for a vote. If you believe in the preservation of the unique character of this city, if you support economic development that compliments the special nature of New Orleans, if you believe that every citizen should have the right to define the neighborhood in which he, or she, lives and works, you will support this Charter Amendment and encourage its adoption. Contact the members of the City Council, support the adoption of this Amendment to the City Charter, and give New Orleans a Master Plan for the redevelopment of the city that both the public as well as the private sector will be required to follow.
The report, containing the proposed amendment to the city charter, can be read here.
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