Over its 40-year history, the Coliseum Square Association has played a major role in the revitalization of the Lower Garden District, so its voice should be respected when it comes to development proposals that might affect it, City Council candidate Eric Strachan group told the group Monday night — in comments that drew a range of responses from other council hopefuls, from strong agreement to a dose of skepticism.
In the first official week of the race for the District B seat on the City Council, Eric Strachan will be meeting tonight with a neighborhood association his parents helped found, LaToya Cantrell and Dana Kaplan are beginning to knock on doors in Uptown neighborhoods, and late entrants Buck Horton and Donald Vallee are both getting their campaigns organized.
Meanwhile, the school’s governing board continues to discuss where to put solar panels on its Camp Street campus, and where to find additional space for the overflow of upper-grade students expected there in the 2013-14 school year.
In hopes of reining in the worst-behaved dogs without making a prominent Uptown park hostile to responsible pet owners, the Coliseum Square Association plans to begin exploring new signs that will encourage better sharing of the space.
At their monthly meeting Monday evening, the Coliseum Square Association will revisit the perennial topic of whether leash laws should be enforced more aggressively in Coliseum Square.
The Coliseum Square Association will hold a crawfish boil Saturday to raise money for structural repairs to the park’s fountain.
A proposal to place a swath of downtown New Orleans under a new appointed board with the power to levy taxes drew the attention of the Coliseum Square Association on Monday night, based on the possibility that the “hospitality zone” could easily be expanded into Uptown.
Two Uptown neighborhood groups — the Coliseum Square Association and the Carrollton Area Network — will hold meetings tonight (Monday, April 16), their leaders announced.
John Casbon, a business executive who founded the New Orleans Police Foundation in the mid-1990s to promote reform, will discuss the current state and the future of the NOPD at a meeting with neighbors around the Garden District at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 1780 Prytania Street.
Mayas Restaurant on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District will have the support of its neighbors for a plan to add live music, dancing and to stay open later for “Salsa and Tapas” — if the changes can be accomplished without a zoning change, members of the Coliseum Square Association decided Monday evening.
The Coliseum Square Association will resume discussion of live music at Mayas restaurant, as well as discuss the possibility of a dog park in Annunciation Square at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, March 19) at Bridge Lounge, 1201 Magazine Street.
Though often cautious when it comes to approving new alcohol-selling businesses within its boundaries, the Coliseum Square Association voted overwhelmingly Monday night to oppose the idea of banning 18-to-20-year-olds from existing bars.
The owners of Mayas restaurant plan to add tapas, live music and salsa dancing to the offerings at their Magazine Street restaurant, and will discuss the idea with the Coliseum Square Association at a meeting tonight.