NFB General Meeting February 6th

Yes! We have a general meeting this Wednesday, February 6, at 7pm, at the Stallings Center (St. Claude, river side, just before Poland). 


  1. Commander Young or another officer from the 5th will give us an update on the neighborhood  crime situation.
  2. We will sum up what we have done in 2018, including on-going projects.
  3. We will tell you what we’re focusing on in 2019 and ask for your input on same. Please bring in your concerns and/or email them to us at We will take your suggestions seriously. 
  4. As part of #2, we’ll tell you what comes of a meeting with Councilmember Palmer on the proposed HANO site, scheduled for this Monday. 

As usual, there will be a bite to eat, a glass to drink (well, not actually a glass glass) and somebody to take $5 from anybody who wants to become a new member or renew her/his membership. 

Two items that will not come up in the meeting, but that may be of interest:

Free trees for your right-of-way or front yard – we do the planting! DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 6, BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS! 

Do you want to get trees for FREE planted in your right-of-way or front yard? SOUL offers FREE 15g trees to be planted in the right-of-way (the grassy strip between the sidewalk and the street) outside of residential properties. These trees are planted by community volunteers on fun Saturday plantings, and they are easy to take care of – simply water your tree 2x a week for a year, mulch it once every couple of months, and you are good to go! Planting schedule: February 6 – permits due for Bywater/St Claude/St Roch/7th Ward February 23 – Planting date for Bywater/St Claude/St Roch/7th Ward (9:30 am – 1pm) SOUL will handle every step of the process for you. Download your tree permit from, and send it into SOUL will then consult with you on the right kind of tree for your house (we offer 9 different species), have your utilities marked, and plant the tree on our Saturday plantings. Have questions? Call our Program and Outreach Coordinator, Julia, at 504 356 2073, or email her at Want to volunteer? Sign up online via

Community Office Hours 

City Hall is coming to our neighborhood! In an effort to better connect residents with local government, City Hall is excited to announce the expansion of the Mayor’s Community Office Hours Program. Residents will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from various city departments more often and at more locations throughout the city.

Community Office Hours for District C Eastbank will be held at the Treme Rec Center (900 N. Villere) from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM on Feb. 5, 11, 13, 19, 25 and 27. Meetings will extend through May. We’ll provide later dates.

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