Committee For A Better New Orleans: Upcoming Final Public Hearing and Final City Council Vote On The Remaining Master Plan Amendments, January 25th

Below provides information on the final public hearing and final City Council vote on the remaining Master Plan amendments.  The remaining amendments are the ones that are the most controversial, and community input is essential.  This is particularly true in regards to the amendment that would restrict the Master Plan’s “force of law” ONLY to Chapter 14, the land use plan.  This is a major change from the original understanding, that the entire Master Plan had force of law.  I believe that it is amendment 14-22, but they have been repackaged and I do not know how it will show up on the agenda.  Given that this process has now dragged on for twenty months, and given that these meetings are now taking place on the School Board headquarters on the Westbank, I am deeply concerned that there will be minimal participation.  I encourage you to circulate this information just as widely as possible.  The Master Plan is our road map to the future of our city, and these decisions simply must be informed by the community voice.

Thanks so much,

Keith G.C. Twitchell, President
Committee for a Better New Orleans
(504) 430-2258

CBNO works to create equity and opportunity for all New Orleanians by developing community leaders, fostering civic engagement, and advocating for open, effective, accountable government. Our vision is a New Orleans where everyone has a voice and every voice is heard.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
January 8, 2018
City Council to Accept Public Comment on Master Plan Amendments on Thursday, January 25
Adoption of the Master Plan amendment package is likely to occur on February 8
NEW ORLEANS – The City Council will not accept public comment on amendments to the Master Plan at its Jan. 11 regular meeting as originally communicated. Public comment will be pushed to the regular meeting on Jan. 25, with final adoption of the amendment package to the Master Plan expected to occur on Feb. 8.

Both meetings will be held at the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) main offices, located at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, while the New Orleans City Council Chamber undergoes renovations.

From the downtown area, the public may utilize the below RTA routes and schedules to arrive at the OSPB facility:
  1. Bus 114 – Gen. DeGaulle Sullen: Leaves Elks Place at 9:05 a.m., arrival at approximately 9:20 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 9:50 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:05 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 10:40 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:55 a.m.
  2. Bus 115 – Gen. DeGaulle Tullis:  Leaves Elks Place at 9:25 a.m., arrival at approximately 9:40 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 10:10 a.m., arrival at approximately 10:25 a.m.; OR leaves Elks Place at 11 a.m., arrival at approximately 11:15 a.m.
During the renovations, the Council Chamber will be inaccessible until re-opening at the end March. The renovations will entail significant enhancements including:
  • New L.E.D. down-lighting and broadcast lighting to replace the existing dim lighting and outdated theatrical style lighting
  • Selected electrical, communications and audio-system upgrades
  • Repaint ceiling and walls
  • Replace carpet
  • Refinish existing wood flooring and wood room divider
  • New ADA compliant auditorium seating
  • New sound attenuating curtain
  • New ADA compliant lectern
Continue to check NolaCityCouncil.com regularly for additional information and updates as they develop.

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Contact:
David Gavlinski
Interim Chief of Staff
New Orleans City Council
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Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans January 2018 Event Calendar

Greeting All,

Here are our community events for the month of January. Please feel free to print and distribute to your clients and the community.

  CCANO January 2018 Event Calendar
Monday, January 1, 2018 – Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time zone: (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
(Adjusted for Daylight Saving Time)
January 2018
  Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa  
    1 2 3 4 5 6  
  7 8 9 10 11 12 13  
  14 15 16 17 18 19 20  
  21 22 23 24 25 26 27  
  28 29 30 31        
 
  Clinica de Inmigracion/ Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr., Destrahan, LA 70047
Tue, Jan 2 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
North Kenner Library 630 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, La 70065
Tue, Jan 9 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Sesiones de Orientación para Padres de Familia o Patrocinadores de Menores que han cruzado la frontera de los Estados Unidos de Norte America
St. Lawrence – Salon de San Martin (Hall) – 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003
Wed, Jan 10 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70119
Tue, Jan 16 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Orientación comunitaria para clientes de UAC/Community Orientation for UAC Clients
Boys Scouts of America 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA (Conference Room)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano / Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003
Sat, Jan 20 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
Westwego Library 635 4th St., Westwego, La 70094
Tue, Jan 23 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Club de Futbol para los Nino auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispanos/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003
Sat, Jan 27 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Latino Entrepreneurs Panel/Panel de emprendedores latinos
2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, La 70003 in the Hispanic Apostolate Cafeteria
Wed, Jan 31 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
 
  Details
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/ Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   St. Charles Parish East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Dr., Destrahan, LA 70047
  Recurrence   Occurs the first Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 1/2/2018 until 1/2/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   North Kenner Library 630 W Esplanade Ave., Kenner, La 70065
  Recurrence   Occurs the second Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 1/9/2018 until 1/9/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Time   7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  Subject   Sesiones de Orientación para Padres de Familia o Patrocinadores de Menores que han cruzado la frontera de los Estados Unidos de Norte America
  Location   St. Lawrence – Salon de San Martin (Hall) – 2505 Maine Ave, Metairie 70003
  Recurrence   Occurs the second Wednesday of every 1 month(s) effective 1/10/2018 until 1/10/2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
      SESIONES DE ORIENTACION PARA PADRES DE FAMILIA O PATROCINADORES DE MENORES
QUE HAN CRUZADO LA FRONTERA DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE NORTE AMERICA
Si su hijo Menor ingresó a los Estados Unidos solo, sin sus padres; o llegó con un familiar cercano (hermano, primo, tío o con alguna amistad – ese Menor puede recibir asistencia legal gratuita. Podemos agregarlo a nuestro listado, para que en su oportunidad se le asigne un abogado, quien determinará después de la entrevista si el Menor es elegible para el programa, y así recibir el servicio legal gratuito correspondiente.

FECHA DE LAS SESIONES HORARIO 7:00pm – 9:00pm
14 de Junio 2017 12 de Julio 2017
9 de Agosto 2017 13 de Septiembre 2017
11 de Octubre 2017 8 de Noviembre 2017
13 de Diciembre 2017

LUGAR:
Apostolado Hispano/St. Martin De Porres Hall
2505 Maine Avenue
Metairie, LA 70003

Para información, favor llamar al (504) 310-6862 o 310-6860
Evento auspiciado por Caridades Católicas Arquidiócesis de Nueva Orleans

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   First Grace United Methodist Church 3401 Canal St., New Orleans, La 70119
  Recurrence   Occurs the third Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 1/16/2018 until 1/16/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Time   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
  Subject   Orientación comunitaria para clientes de UAC/Community Orientation for UAC Clients
  Location   Boys Scouts of America 4200 I-10 Service Road W., Metairie, LA (Conference Room)
      UAC Clients, 13 years and older, and their families can come learn about the important legal and social structures that influence their immigration cases and lives in the U.S.

Los clientes de UAC, de 13 años o más, y sus familias pueden venir a aprender acerca de las importantes estructuras legales y sociales que influyen en sus casos de inmigración y vive en los Estados Unidos.

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Subject   Club de Futbol para los Ninos auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano / Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
  Location   2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003
      Club de Futbol para niños latinos de todas las edades y familias. Las familias tienen la opción de venir 30 minutos antes para escuchar unas palabras del Padre Manuel Solorzano del Apostolado Hispano a las 3:30 p.m. en el aula. La práctica comienza a las 4:00 p.m. Auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano

Soccer club for Latino kids of all ages and the families. Families have the option of coming 30 minutes early to hear a words from Padre Manuel Solorzano of the Hispanic Apostolate at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom. Practice starts at 4:00 p.m. on the fields. Hosted by Hispanic Apostolate

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Time   5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  Subject   Clinica de Inmigracion/Immigration Legal Self Help Desk
  Location   Westwego Library 635 4th St., Westwego, La 70094
  Recurrence   Occurs the fourth Tuesday of every 1 month(s) effective 1/23/2018 until 1/23/2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
      CCANO holds free legal self-help desks every Tuesday from 5:00–8:00 at a variety of locations to provide information on who may qualify for immigration benefits, answer simple immigration questions and make referrals. If you would like more information on the location of the next self-help desk, please call us at (504) 310-6860 and leave a message providing your full name, phone number, and/or email address.

Servicios de Asistencia Legal gratuita – Asistencia legal a personas que se están representando por si mismas en temas migratorios. Tiene una clínica de inmigración cada martes de las 5:00–8:00 pm en varidades locales para dar informacion sobre quien qualifica para beneficios de inmigracion, contester preguntas inmigratorias, y referir para servicios. No tenemos autorizado aceptar casos para representarlos, pero podemos responder preguntas legales referentes a este tema, y referirlos hacia personas u organizaciones que si puedan representarlos. También tenemos un buen lugar para que las personas puedan reportar cualquier acto discriminatorio, acoso, persecución o cualquier crimen de odio. Caridades Católicas de New Orleans puede ayudar a las personas a realizar este reporte ante las autoridades competentes. Si desea obtener más información en los lugares y fechas de estas servicios, puede llamar al numeró (504) 310-6860 y dejar un mensaje, con su nombre, numeró telefónico o correo electrónico.

Saturday, January 27, 2018
Time   3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  Subject   Club de Futbol para los Nino auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispanos/ Soccer Club for Kids hosted by Hispanic Apostolate
  Location   2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, LA 70003
      Club de Futbol para niños latinos de todas las edades y familias. Las familias tienen la opción de venir 30 minutos antes para escuchar unas palabras del Padre Manuel Solorzano del Apostolado Hispano a las 3:30 p.m. en el aula. La práctica comienza a las 4:00 p.m.
Auspiciado por el Apostolado Hispano

Soccer club for Latino kids of all ages and the families. Families have the option of coming 30 minutes early to hear a words from Padre Manuel Solorzano of the Hispanic Apostolate at 3:30 p.m. in the classroom. Practice starts at 4:00 p.m. on the fields.
Hosted by Hispanic Apostolate

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time   6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  Subject   Latino Entrepreneurs Panel/Panel de emprendedores latinos
  Location   2505 Maine Ave., Metairie, La 70003 in the Hispanic Apostolate Cafeteria
      Three successful Latino immigrant entrepreneurs working in the New Orleans area will come together and share their stories of immigration and integration and their pathways to success. The panel will be moderated by Lindsey Navarro, of Lift Fund, a nonprofit that provides small business loans to local entrepreneurs.

Tres exitosos emprendedores inmigrantes latinos que trabajan en el área de Nueva Orleans se reunirán y compartirán sus historias de inmigración e integración y sus caminos hacia el éxito. El panel será moderado por Lindsey Navarro, de Levante Fund, una organización sin fines de lucro que ofrece préstamos para pequeñas empresas a empresarios locales.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

 

Best Regards,

Adriana D. Hills

 

Administrative Assistant

Immigration & Refugee Services

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans

 

2505 Maine Avenue

Metairie, LA 70003

504.310.6886 office

504.523.6962 fax

ahills@ccano.org

www.ccano.org

LA Passenger Safety Task Force: Child Passenger Safety in Spanish, February 17th

Happy 2018!

Could you please share with the Latino Forum this opportunity for training in Spanish for anyone interested in child passenger safety – correct car seat use for kids, offered by the Louisiana Passenger Safety Task Force?  (see below)

Thank you,
Rosa Bustamante-Forest APRN, MPH
Maternal Child Health Coordinator, Region 1
Louisiana Dept of Health, Office of Public Health

Bureau of Family Health
1450 Poydras Street, Suite 2025B
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: 504.568.2125 or 504.568.3504
Fax: 504.568.3503
rosa.bustamante-forest@la.gov

The LA Passenger Safety Task Force is excited to announce a 2 hour awareness course completely in Spanish!  This course is geared towards caregivers in the Hispanic Community, to increase awareness in Child Passenger Safety.  Please help us spread the word and recruit for this presentation.  We are offering 2 sessions.  Both will be on Feb. 17, 2018 at East Jefferson General Hospital at 4200 Houma Blvd. in Metairie.  The first session will be from 10 am – 12 pm (noon).  The second session will be from 1 pm – 4 pm.  There are no differences in the 2 sessions, just 2 to choose from for convenience.  I have attached the invite and application for you to disseminate.  Please let me know if you have any questions, and thanks so much for your assistance and interest in occupant protection.

Invitacion Clase OP_Sincerely,

Michael Toups

State Occupant Protection Coordinator

University Medical Center New Orleans

2000 Canal Street | New Orleans, LA 70112

OFFICE 504-702-2264 | CELL: 985-855-6347

FAX  504-702-2350

Michael.toups2@LCMChealth.org | http://www.umcno.org/injuryprevention

City of Kenner, Department of Community Development: Hispanic Resource Center Pro Bono Clinic January 20th and SNAP Assistance January 26th

  • Pro Bono Clinic – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon
  • SNAP – Assistance with Food Stamp Application – Schedule at the C. O. K. Hispanic Resource Center on Friday, January 26th  from 10:00AM – 12:00 noon

 

Rebeca L. Hasbún

Supervisor III

City of Kenner, Department of Community Development

Hispanic Resource Center

4312 Florida Avenue

Kenner, Louisiana 70065

Telephone: (504) 469-2570

FAX Number: (504) 469-2572

E-Mail: rhasbun@kenner.la.us

Website: www.kenner.la.us

SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project: Attorney Open Positions in Atlanta & Miami

SPLC’s Immigrant Justice Project has three open attorney positions in Atlanta and Miami.  Folks are welcome to contact me with questions.

Jenna Finkle

Outreach Paralegal | Asistente Legal

Immigrant Justice Project | Proyecto de Justicia Inmigrante

Southern Poverty Law Center

1055 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 505

New Orleans, LA 70130

Work: (504) 526-1501

Cell: (504) 259-1726

The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project is hiring! We have three open attorney positions—a senior staff attorney and staff attorney in our Atlanta office, and a staff attorney in our Miami office. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to work on cutting-edge immigrants’ rights litigation and advocacy in the Southeast.

Please see below and attached for more details about the positions and how to apply.

Senior Staff Attorney (Atlanta):

https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1145/senior-staff-attorney-litigation—immigrant-justice-project/job

Staff Attorney (Atlanta)

https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1191/staff-attorney%2c-immigrant-justice-project/job

Staff Attorney (Miami)

https://careers-splcenter.icims.com/jobs/1192/staff-attorney%2c-immigrant-justice-project/job

 

 

 

LA Appleseed: A Guide For Practitioners Assisting Immigrant Families

Below are links to the two manuals I was describing to to the group. They can also be found on our website under “Publications.”
Unfortunately, we only have them in English right now. We are looking to recruit volunteers to summarize this information into a pamphlet–in English and Spanish.  We’re looking to distribute this to the working group and throughout the State, and all ideas are welcome!  If you’d like to meet to discuss this further, I’d be happy to, just let me know.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks,
Stephanie

AARP Louisiana’s free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 at AMC Elmwood Palace 20

Hello,

Are you a Star-Wars fanatic? If so, you are invited to AARP Louisiana’s free screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Join us on Saturday, Dec. 16 at AMC Elmwood Palace 20 (1200 Elmwood Park Blvd. Harahan, La. 70123) from 7:00p.m. until 10:00p.m.

Registration is required for this event as seating is limited. You can register via phone at 1-877-926-8300 or online by selecting the following link

http://www.cvent.com/events/aarp-s-free-screening-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi-new-orleans/event-summary-ae60f74a6e6e4844b87e48dcbdf84285.aspx

 

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN AARP MEMBER TO ATTEND.

 

Please select the attached flyer for more information.

If you have additional questions, please contact me at myates@aarp.com  or Linedda McIver at lmciver@aarp.com.

We hope to see you there!

Thank you,

 

Morgan Yates

Multicultural Outreach Intern

Office: 504-485-2167

myates@aarp.org