Oct 162012
 

A host of Central City community organizations are partnering to host a forum for the candidates for the open District B seat on the City Council and the Criminal District Court at the Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood Center on Jackson Avenue starting at 6 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 16).

For more information, see the news release below:

Columnist Jarvis DeBerry to Moderate Central City Community Candidate Forum
Candidates in District B, Criminal Court races to address concerns and share their visions

[NEW ORLEANS, LA] – The Central City Renaissance Alliance (CCRA) today announced that award-winning NOLA.com|Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry will serve as moderator for the Central City 2012 Community Candidate Forum on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at the Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.  The forum will take place during CCRA’s regular community meeting and is presented by a network of community-based organizations which includes Ashe Cultural Arts Center, BJB Neighbors United, Central City Partnership, Harmony Neighborhood Development and Home First Neighborhood Association. Candidates in the City Council District B and Criminal District Court Division B races have been confirmed.

Moving into the 2012 general election, Central City residents face critical issues, as do the elected officials who will represent this key section of the City. It is a neighborhood of tremendous promise, touting an increase in economic development, major expansion in quality housing, and improvements along major corridors of investment.  At the same time, it is an area facing increased concerns around safety and workforce challenges.  The Community Candidate Forum is designed to provide residents and stakeholders the opportunity to engage candidates on these topics and determine how these issues are prioritized in the platforms of each.

Who:   
Jarvis DeBerry, Columnist, Times-PicayuneModerator

City Council District B candidates
LaToya Cantrell (confirmed)
Marlon J. Horton
Dana Kaplan (confirmed)
Eric Strachan  (confirmed)

Criminal District Court Division B candidates
Judge Tracey Flemings-Davillier (confirmed)
Glen A. Woods (confirmed)

Ashe Cultural Arts Center, BJB Neighbors United, Central City Partnership, Central City Renaissance Alliance, Harmony Neighborhood Development and Home First Neighborhood Association

What:         
Central City 2012 Community Candidate Forum

When:         
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Where:  
Mahalia Jackson Early Childhood & Family Learning Center, 2405 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113

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