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                          REGULAR AGENDA


                                TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL


APPEARED.                           CITY ADMINISTRATION addressing public
                                concerns with the housing (and/or other
                                structures) demolitions process, and
                                possible action relative to Ordinance No.
                                22,499 M.C.S., codified at City Code
                                Section 26-263.




                                EXECUTIVE SESSION


WITHDRAWN.                          The City Council will go into
                                Executive session to discuss the following
                                litigation: Mandy Kirk, et al vs. City of
                                New Orleans, USDC #2006-0024 (E.D.,LA) and
                                CDC #2005-13471.




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                          ORDINANCE ON FINAL PASSAGE


AMENDING CITY CODE.           CAL. NO. 26,645 - BY: COUNCILMEMBERS
                          HEAD, HEDGE-MORRELL AND WILLARD-LEWIS - An
ADOPTED.                  Ordinance to amend Section 26-263 of the
ORD. NO. 22,763 M.C.S.    Code of the City of New Orleans to
                          provide for the means of notification and
                          procedure for removal from the imminent
                          health threat demolition list; and
                          otherwise to provide with respect thereto.




                          MOTION/RESOLUTION
                          (LYING OVER)


REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-325 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the
Committee recommended     reappointment of E. Eean McNaughton, as a
approval.                 member of the Regional Planning
                          Commission, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  November 30, 2008.




                          MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS


APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-344 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEDGE-MORRELL (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Louis Charbonnet, III, (vice Bill
approval.                 Bowers), as a member of the Audubon
                          Commission, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  June 30, 2011.

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REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-345 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEDGE-MORRELL (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the reappointment
Committee recommended     of Nicole F. Hardin, as a member of the
approval.                 Audubon Commission, for a term that will
                          expire June 30, 2012.
ADOPTED.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-346 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Joseph St. Martin, (vice Flora Fenner
approval.                 French), as a member of the Audubon
                          Commission, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  June 30, 2013.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-347 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   FIELKOW (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Christopher “Kim” Carver, (vice
approval.                 Charles E. Allen, Jr.), as a member of
                          the Board of Zoning Adjustments, for a
ADOPTED.                  term that will expire June 30, 2010.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-348 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of J. Douglas Wiley, (vice Moses Gordon),
approval.                 as a member of the Board of Zoning
                          Adjustments, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  June 30, 2009.


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APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-349 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEDGE-MORRELL (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of George Amadee, Sr. to fill the
approval.                 unexpired term of Alex Johnson, as a
                          member of the City Planning Commission,
ADOPTED.                  for a term that will expire June 30,
                          2012.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-350 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEAD (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Jason Rogers Williams, (vice William
approval.                 Rouselle), as a member of the Criminal
                          Justice Council, for a term that will
ADOPTED.                  expire January 31, 2008.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-351 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER – Ratifying, confirming and
Governmental Affairs      approving the appointment of Jane
Committee recommended     Ettinger Booth, (vice the expired term
approval.                 of Jamil H. Sharif), as a member of the
                          Music and Entertainment Commission for a
ADOPTED.                  term which will expire June 30, 2010.




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APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-352 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   MIDURA (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of John Payne to fill the unexpired term
approval.                 of Holly Way, as a member of the New
                          Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation,
ADOPTED.                  representing the New Orleans Metropolitan
                          Convention & Visitors Bureau, for a term
                          that will expire December 31, 2008.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-353 – BY: COUNCILMEMBERS
Questionnaire received.   HEAD (BY REQUEST) AND MIDURA – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Leonard Kopowski, (vice Evan Trestman),
approval.                 as a member of the Audubon Commission, for
                          a term that will expire June 30, 2013.
ADOPTED.




REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-354 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   MIDURA (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the
Committee recommended     reappointment of Roger H. Ogden,
approval.                 as a member of the Audubon Commission,
                          for a term that will expire June 30,
ADOPTED.                  2013.




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REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-355 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEAD (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying, confirming
Governmental Affairs      and approving the reappointment of Gloria
Committee recommended     Bryant-Banks, as a member of the Board of
approval.                 Zoning Adjustments, for a term that will
                          expire June 30, 2012.
ADOPTED.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-356 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Ronald Gardner, (vice Robbie Vitrano),
approval.                 as a member of the Downtown Development
                          District, for a term that will expire June
ADOPTED.                  30, 2012.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-357 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   MIDURA (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Darryl Berger, Jr., (vice Zella May
approval.                 Tranchina), as an At-Large member of the
                          Downtown Development District, for a term
ADOPTED.                  that will expire June 30, 2010.




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REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-358 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEDGE-MORRELL (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the reappointment
Committee recommended     of Carla Major, as a member of the
approval.                 Economic Development Advisory Committee,
                          nominee of the Black Economic Development
ADOPTED.                  Council, for a term that will expire
                          December 31, 2007.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-359 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEDGE-MORRELL (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Letitia “Tish” Allen, (vice Erik F.
approval.                 Johnson), as a member of the Economic
                          Development Advisory Committee, for a term
ADOPTED.                  that will expire December 31, 2007.




REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-360 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   WILLARD-LEWIS (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the reappointment
Committee recommended     of Ronald Burns, as a member of the
approval.                 Economic Development Advisory Committee,
                          nominee of the Black Economic Development
ADOPTED.                  Council, for a term that will expire
                          December 31, 2007.




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REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-361 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
No recommendation from    confirming and approving the reappointment
Governmental Affairs      of Judith Williams Dangerfield, as a
Committee.                member of the Economic Development
                          Advisory Committee, for a term that will
ADOPTED.                  expire December 31, 2007.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-362 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   FIELKOW (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Douglas Cunningham, (vice Alva See), as
approval.                 a member of the Municipal Yacht Harbor
                          Corporation, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  March 31, 2010.




REAPPOINTMENT.                NO. M-07-363 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the reappointment
Committee recommended     of Tammy M. Stewart, as a member of the
approval.                 Municipal Yacht Harbor, for a term that
                          will expire April 15, 2010.
ADOPTED.




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APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-364 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   MIDURA (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of John A. Woodard, to fill the unexpired
approval.                 term of Deanna Rivera Eckholdt, as a
                          member of the Municipal Yacht Harbor
ADOPTED.                  Corporation, for a term that will expire
                          March 15, 2008.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-365 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   CARTER (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying,
Governmental Affairs      confirming and approving the appointment
Committee recommended     of Dr. Alex Johnson, to fill the vacancy,
approval.                 as a member of the New Orleans Aviation
                          Board, for a term that will expire
ADOPTED.                  June 30, 2012.




APPOINTMENT.                  NO. M-07-366 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
Questionnaire received.   HEAD (BY REQUEST) – Ratifying, confirming
Governmental Affairs      and approving the appointment of Pierre E.
Committee recommended     Conner, III, (vice Penelope Randolph), as
approval.                 a member of the Sewerage and Water Board,
                          for a term that will expire October 17,
ADOPTED.                  2015.




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PROCLAIMING AND ORDERING       NO. R-07-367 – BY: COUNCILMEMBERS
SPECIAL ELECTION.          FIELKOW, HEDGE-MORRELL, HEAD, CARTER,
                           MIDURA AND WILLARD-LEWIS – Proclaiming and
ADOPTED.                   ordering a special election to be held on
                           Saturday, October 20, 2007, to fill the
                           unexpired term of the Office
                           Councilmember-at-Large for the City of New
                           Orleans, with a run-off, if needed, to be
                           held on Saturday, November 17, 2007, and
                           with qualifying beginning on September 4,
                           2007 and ending on September 6, 2007.




FEE WAIVER.                    NO. M-07-368 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
“THE LOST CHILDREN         WILLARD-LEWIS – Waiving the parade fee
OF KATRINA”.               associated with the tribute to “The Lost
                           Children of Katrina” on Saturday, August
ADOPTED.                   18, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. along
                           Forstall Street from St. Claude Avenue to
                           North Claiborne Avenue, turning left on
                           North Claiborne Avenue to the Lower 9th
                           Ward Memorial. The fee waiver authorized
                           shall not include any direct cost to the
                           city, including cost for the required
                           police protection assigned to this parade.




REVENUE ESTIMATING             NO. M-07-369 – BY: COUNCILMEMBER
CONFERENCE.                FIELKOW – Selecting Councilmember Cynthia
                           Hedge-Morrell to serve on the Revenue
ADOPTED.                   Estimating Conference.



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HOME RULE CHARTER.                              NO. M-07-370 – BY: COUNCILMEMBERS HEAD
                                            AND HEDGE-MORRELL – Waiving the provisions
ADOPTED.                                    of Section 3-112 of the Home Rule Charter
                                            pertaining to procedure for purposes of the
                                            adoption of Ordinance Calendar No. 26,645,
                                            pursuant to the provisions of Section 3-
                                            112(11) of the Home Rule Charter.


VETERANS ADMINISTRATION                         NO. R-07-371 – BY: COUNCILMEMBERS HEAD,
HOSPITAL.                                   CARTER, FIELKOW, HEDGE-MORRELL, MIDURA AND
                                            WILLARD-LEWIS – Stating that the Council
ADOPTED.                                    will take all necessary steps to ensure that
                                            all permitting and zoning processes will be
                                            expedited within thirty (30) days if
                                            possible in order to facilitate timely
                                            completion of the Veterans Administration
                                            Hospital complex.


LOUISIANA TAX                                   NO. M-07-372 – BY: COUNCILMEMBERS HEAD,
COMMISSION.                                 FIELKOW, MIDURA, CARTER, HEDGE-MORRELL AND
                                            WILLARD-LEWIS – Requesting that the
ADOPTED.                                    Louisiana Tax Commission exercise its
                                            authority to suspend the deadlines and the
                                            obligations of assessors with regard to
                                            public inspection of the tax rolls and
                                            filing of tax rolls with the Louisiana Tax
                                            Commission for as long as legally
                                            permissible, but for at least five (5)
                                            business days, and extend the deadline for
                                            filing of appeals with the assessors
                                            accordingly.




                                            ORDINANCE ON FIRST READING


Introduced and adopted.                          ORDINANCE CALENDAR NUMBER 26,645.
See Motion No. M-07-370.




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