(Photo: New Orleans Municipal Auditorium | Miguel Discart | CC Flickr)
New Orleans city officials will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss the possible relocation of City Hall to the Municipal Auditorium in Louis Armstrong Park on Thursday.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28. The dial-in number is 415-655-0001 and the access code is 146 472 1814; the password is 0000.
Members of the public can also access the meeting via WebEx here. To RSVP, visit nola.gov/neoevents and scroll down to the first Jan. 28 entry, then click the “Sign Up” button.
Questions can be submitted to Allison Cormier at email@example.com or by calling 504-248-9859.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell revealed the idea of relocating City Hall to the Municipal Auditorium during a question-and-answer session at the Bureau of Governmental Research Breakfast Briefing on Sept. 18, 2018.
The auditorium, which seats nearly 8,000, has been empty since 2005 when it was damaged in Hurricane Katrina.
Nearly $40 million of $2 billion in FEMA grants has been set aside for the auditorium, which has been empty since 2005 when it was damaged in Hurricane Katrina. The City Hall building located on Perdido Street also received heavy damage from Katrina.
Cantrell’s remarks on the Municipal Auditorium start starting at the 8:00 minute mark in the video below.