The meeting was held at 3600 St. Claude (Luna Libre). It got underway at 7:10.
President Julie Jones introduced Julia Stern, our new Neighborhood Engagement officer. Ms. Stern gave her office hours as 10:30-5 (with a lunch break from 1-2) on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Alvar Library and Wednesdays at the Stallings Center on St. Claude, same times. She can get answers to many questions related to neighborhood problems and is proving to be very efficient. Her email is Julia.Stern@nola.gov.
Next we had a talk on the updating of the Short-Term Rental regulations that is being undertaken this month by the City Council at the behest of a judge from the 5th District Court of Appeals. Speaking were Erin Holmes, the Executive Director of VCPORA (Vieux Carré Property Owners, Renters and Associates) and Russell Moran, a Bywater resident, who works with the Jane Place initiative for affordable housing. They were well-informed and articulate and answered the many questions they were asked.
As usual, NFB supplied Pizza Delicious pizzas and wine. Both before the meeting got underway and after it was done, there were opportunities for neighborhood socializing.
Julie Jones, writing in lieu of our regular secretary Tyler Harwood