Cantrell has told several neighborhood associations lately that she plans to explore some changes, starting with reining in the furniture, ropes and ladders that can unfairly co-opt public space along the route and create safety issues. She also mentioned other issues, such as the placement of portable toilets or the use of moving trucks as rolling keg parties.
“The Councilmember’s goal is to devise an ordinance that can be updated to properly ensure the safety of all citizens,” according to a recent notice from her office.
Cantrell has already begun discussions with city agencies, and they have been receptive but want the full year to discuss, decide upon and implement any changes, she has said.
The first public meeting on the process is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue.