Call Of The Day: Demand A Delay On The ABO Camera Ordinance

The New Orleans City Council is planning on taking a vote on the ABO ordinance (alcohol beverage outlet) at their February 8th meeting.  This ordinance would affect every citizen of New Orleans and over 1,500 businesses.  It is paramount that the City Council hear from as many of its constituents before voting on something with such far reaching effects.  Difficulties getting around the city on the day of major Mardi Gras parades is a well documented reality for all citizens and holding this extremely consequential vote at a time when New Orleanians will have significant difficulty participating in the process is a dereliction of the City Council's duty to its constituents.   Call our two At-Large members and our Mayor-elect and let them know you will not tolerate a vote on this ordinance during Mardi Gras."

For more information on the ordinance please click HERE to see a commentary from the Gambit from mid-January.

Who To Call:  The Two At-Large City Council Members and the Mayor-elect

  • Stacy Head:  (504) 658-1060
  • Jason Williams:  (504) 658-1070
  • Latoya Cantrell:  (504) 658-1020

Sample Script:

Hi, my name is [Your Name] and I'm an active voter from New Orleans, zip code 70118 [or wherever you're from]. 

I'm calling to demand that the New Orleans City Council delay discussion and voting on the ABO Ordinance until after Mardi Gras.  It is indefensible to think that the council would schedule discussion, debate, and a vote on such a controversial ordinance during the height of Mardi Gras and on the WestBank, when so many questions need to be answered.

Thank you for your hard work answering the phones.