Mayor to hold meeting on parks millage


A lone waterbird stands at the edge of the lagoon at Audubon Park. ( file photo)

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and parks officials are holding a community meeting on the citywide parks and recreation millage proposal on Thursday, Feb. 7.

The District B meeting will be held in the from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lyons Recreational Center, 624 Louisiana Ave.

The millage is reallocation of current property tax money for Audubon to include City Park, Parks and Parkways and the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission.

Voters will decide May 4 whether to approve the city proposal to shift the current allocation of over $20 million in property taxes used to fund parks and recreation, which would notably provide City Park with city funding for the first time in its 169-year history. The ordinance does not include any tax increase for residents; it will rebalance revenue.

The oversight for the city’s park and recreation assets would also be unified under the cooperative plan.

[2/6/19 Update: This meeting is for District B, not for District A, as previously reported. The error has since been corrected.]

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