1. The monthly VA neighborhood meeting, as fleshed out in a note from Derrick Morrison of the Committee to Reopen Charity:
The monthly VA project meeting takes place Tuesday, Mar 15, 6pm, at the Pentecostal Church, corner of Canal and N. Dorgenois.
At the Mar 10 meeting of Cleveland Ave area residents--the first with Wes Bayas, the community liaison from the Mayor's office--it was decided to bring the concerns of the neighborhood to this VA project meeting. City officials are beginning to respond to some of those concerns--routing trucks for the VA/LSU project away from the Cleveland Ave area. Questions about dust, dirt, and housing repairs were also raised at the Mar 10 meeting. Brenda Breaux from the City Attorney's office fielded some of those questions.
So, residents and supporters of the Cleveland Ave area are urged to attend the Mar 15 meeting, this Tuesday, 6pm, Pentecostal Church, corner of N. Dorgenois and Canal.
2. State Senator Karen Carter Peterson - Townhall Meetings
Senator Peterson, the chief legislative proponent of BioDistrict New Orleans, is holding a series of townhall meetings this week. I attended the first one last evening, and I think it's important to make the Senator aware of the various concerns with the BioDistrict to try to improve/limit the overall end product. Specifically, it is worth pushing for a legislative re-draw of the boundaries (to make the district smaller) and for elected, local, neighborhood represntation on the board that oversees an area occupied by thousands of residents. These are two of the top concerns that many people have been pushing for at BioDistrict planning meetings since about September 2010.
Tuesday, March 15 - Central City - Dryades YMCA - 1746 Jackson Ave. - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 16 - Broadmoor - Andrew Wilson School - 3617 Gen. Pershing - 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 17 - Carrollton - St. Matthews - 1337 S. Carrollton - 6 p.m.