Based on the requests of several residents, the Irish Channel Neighborhood Association will begin a discussion tonight (Thursday, Aug. 9) about the process of setting a private security patrol in the area.
Representatives from a private security company and from the Garden District Association have been invited to explain how a security district is created, said association president Kara Morgan. The Irish Channel held similar deliberations several years ago, but the idea never got off the ground, she said.
The meeting will be from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Irish Channel Christian Fellowship, located at 819 First Street. With a Saints preseason game scheduled at the same time, Morgan said she does not know how much turnout to expect, and no vote on the issue is likely to be taken this month.
Also on the agenda is conversation with representatives from the Foundation for Louisiana, which has recently released citizens’ guides to land use and urban design, free booklets intended to explain the city planning process so that more people can participate in it.