Tax proposed to support security patrols in Fontainebleau area

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The Claiborne-University Neighborhood Association will meet tonight to discuss the possibility of creating a new security district in the Fontainebleau area, which would collect money from all property owners to hire security officers for additional patrols.

The proposed area of the district is yet to be determined, but discussions thus far have centered on a dozen or so blocks generally along Fontainebleau, Vendome, Walmsley and State Street Drive. Such a district would have to be approved by the state legislature, the City Council and the voters in the district, and state Rep. Walt Leger is expected to attend tonight’s meeting for the discussion.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Jewish Community Center, 5342 Saint Charles Avenue. Also on the agenda are an update on construction along South Jeff Davis Parkway and a report recent crimes in the broader Claiborne-University area, which generally runs from Freret to Earhart between Nashville and Broadway.

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