Post Office Box 56095
New Orleans, LA 70156
816 N. Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Dear City Leaders:Again, the city has set the deadline for written comments as tomorrow, so please, take a moment today or tomorrow to send in an email!
I thank you for the work you've done to update the city's Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance, but want to express concern about two elements of the draft document so that vital protections for the French Quarter and for neighborhoods across the city are retained. First, please keep the language currently enshrined in Section 8.1 of the CZO that protects the character and uniqueness of the Vieux Carre. Second, please don't change the rules for standard restaurants to allow them to be alcoholic beverage outlets, and in many cases, become live entertainment venues as matters of right. Without these protections in place, standard restaurants throughout our city's neighborhoods could become establishments that are incompatible with their surroundings. We need to keep the current rules in place. Sincerely,