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Committees:

Airport Committee
Board of Murals Review
Budget, Audit, and Board of Review Committee
Cable & Telecommunications Committee
Competitive Selection Committee
Criminal Justice Committee
Education Committee
Election Code and Reapportionment Committee
Governmental Affairs Committee
Ground Transportation and Parking Committee
Housing and Human Needs Committee
Public Works Committee
Sanitation and Environmental Enforcement Committee
Special Arts and Culture Committee
Special Committee on Mental Health
Special Development Projects and Economic Development Committee
Special Disaster and Recovery Committee
Special Official Journal and New Orleans Register Ordinances Committee
Special Remote and Evening Meeting Feasibility Study Committee
Utility Committee
Women's Committee
Youth & Recreation Committee
 
Airport Committee

Enhances regional communication and cooperation with the Councils of the City of Kenner and St. Charles Parish on issues related to the Louis Armstrong International Airport.

Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Hedge Morrell
Members Councilmember James Carter
Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Alternate Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Board of Murals Review


Reviews proposed murals for aesthetic qualities as well as for intrinsic value to the community. Approval of the Board of Murals Review shall constitute authorization for the issuance of a permit by the Department of Safety and Permits. Note: The Councilmember representing the district in which application for a mural has been received shall serve as a voting member of the Board for the purposes of consideration of a mural in that Councilmember’s district. See Ordinance # 20, 700 M.C.S. and Ordinance # 21, 916 M.C.S. for more information.

Chair

Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Members Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Alternates Councilmember Stacy Head

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Budget, Audit, and Board of Review Committee


Reviews monthly revenues/expenditures status report from Chief Administrative Officer, and proposed ordinances, motions and resolutions having fiscal impact; provides oversight of budgets of particular concern, such as New Orleans Police Department; and reviews the City’s proposed involvement in economic development projects for fiscal impact.

Obtains annual audit and single audit of federal and state funds; oversight of administration response to Management Letter Findings; monitoring of subrecipients of federal funds; and administration of Board of Review process.

Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Members Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Alternates Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Cable & Telecommunications Committee


Reviews and sets policy concerning the granting and oversight of cable and telecommunications franchises in New Orleans; and oversees the Council’s involvement in Access Television, including Government Access and Community Access through the New Orleans Media Center.

Chair

Councilmember James Carter
Members Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Alternates Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell

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Competitive Selection Committee

Oversees the request for proposals/qualifications process and the professional services consultant selection process when the professional services sought do not fall within the purview of existing Council Committees.


Chair

Councilmember James Carter
Members Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Alternate Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell

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Criminal Justice Committee

Coordinates the systemic reform of all components of the criminal justice system and long-term reform efforts aimed at the social, economic and educational contributors to criminal behavior. Receives regular reports from heads of criminal justice agencies and makes recommendations to the City Council Budget Committee regarding funding criminal justice reform efforts.


Chair

Councilmember James Carter
Members Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Alternate Councilmember Arnie Fielkow

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Education Committee

Offers assistance and input to Orleans Parish School Board and other agencies to maximize quality education in the New Orleans Public School System.


Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Members Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Alternate Councilmember Arnie Fielkow

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Election Code and Reapportionment Committee

Recommends, in ordinance form, the wards and precincts which will comprise each of the five Council districts to meet the Home Rule Charter requirements, which occurs after each ten-year census collection.


Chair

Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Members Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Alternate Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis

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Governmental Affairs Committee

Reviews recommendations for appointments to boards and commissions; provides citizens a greater understanding of how the Council, the Administration and the community work together through various boards and commissions.

Chair

Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Members Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Alternate Councilmember James Carter

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Ground Transportation and Parking Committee

Reviews ordinances governing ground transportation and parking issues, including the requirements and rates of “for hire” vehicles; reviews regulations regarding parking, speed limits and use of all public streets; reviews appeals on the denial or revocation of the Certificate of Public Necessity and Convenience (CPNC), and the denial or revocation of a driver’s permit to operate a CPNC vehicle; and make recommendations on these issues to the Council prior to consideration, based on Committee review.

Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Members Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Councilmember James Carter
Alternate Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Housing and Human Needs Committee

Conducts a comprehensive review of city, state and federal housing laws; provides a cost-benefit analysis of housing enforcement programs and agencies; examines infrastructure projects affecting housing quality in the City’s 72 neighborhoods; and investigates complaints from citizens relative to housing law violations and recommends Council action.

Chair

Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Members Councilmember James Carter
Alternate Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Public Works Committee


Provides oversight of major and minor street projects, and coordination of projects between the Department of Public Works and the Sewerage and Water Board.

Chair

Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Members Councilmember Shelly Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Alternate Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell

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Sanitation and Environmental Enforcement Committee

Reviews activities of the Sanitation Rangers; monitors contracts for collection and disposal; and monitors activities of environmental court.


Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Members Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Alternate Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Special Arts and Culture Committee

Consider implementation of the recommendations of the Cultural Committee of the Bring New Orleans Back Commission, as well as other action items that will serve to enhance revitalization of our arts community and cultural institutions and, by extension, the economic development of our community.

Chair

Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Members Councilmember James Carter
Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Alternate Councilmember Arnie Fielkow

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Special Committee on Mental Health

Reviews and develops policy through recommendations and reports made by the Mental Health Advisory board; crafts legislation based on best practices that enable mental health care providers to serve the needs of the community; partners with regional, local, state and federal government to create policy that addresses mental health needs in a comprehensive manner, avoiding an imbalance of resources or burden to any one area.

Chair

Councilmember Shelley Midura
Members Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Alternate Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson

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Special Development Projects and Economic Development Committee

Reviews proposed involvement of the City in economic development projects, including the economic justification of the proposed involvement, the adequacy of the recommended open access plan, and the relative benefits and risks of the City and the developer; and monitors developments now in progress in which the City has an interest.

Chair

Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Members Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Alternate Councilmember Stacy S. Head

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Special Disaster and Recovery Committee

Coordinates post-disaster and recovery activities.

Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Members Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Councilmember Shelly Stephenson Midura
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Councilmember James Carter

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Special Official Journal and New Orleans Register Ordinances Committee


Recommends requirements for the Official Journal, the Auxiliary Official Journal, the New Orleans Register, and Electronic Publication.

Chair

Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Members Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Alternate Councilmember James Carter

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Special Remote and Evening Meeting Feasibility Study Committee


Reviews and recommends various locations and times to conduct Council meetings in an effort to reach the entire community.

Chair

Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis
Members Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Councilmember Stacy S. Head
Alternate Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura

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Utility Committee

Oversees the Council’s regulatory authority over Entergy New Orleans, Inc. and Entergy Louisiana, Inc.; and makes recommendations to the full Council concerning electric and gas utility rates and services.



Chair

Councilmember Shelley Stephenson Midura
Members Councilmember James Carter
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge Morrell
Alternate Councilmember Cynthia Willard-Lewis

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Women's Committee

To promote awareness of issues related to women and families in the areas of health, safety and education. This committee promotes policies, programs and activities that will act to enhance and enable the legislation promulgated by the legislature of Louisiana. The committee also acts as a community awareness mechanism for the rights, issues and achievements of women in our community.

Chair

Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Members Councilmember Shelley Midura
Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell
Alternate Councilmember James Carter

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Youth & Recreation Committee

Reviews recreational opportunities available through the New Orleans Recreation Department and other community resources.

Chair

Councilmember Arnie Fielkow
Members Councilmember James Carter
Councilmember Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson
Alternate Councilmember Stacy S. Head

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