FQMD meeting scheduled to discuss $1.5M funding for public safety, quality of life

The French Quarter Management District Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a public meeting Monday evening to provide information and solicit public input on a one-time $1.5 million appropriation from the state of Louisiana to pay for public safety and quality of life programming.

The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the New Orleans Marriott Mardi Gras Ballroom located at 555 Canal St.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on the funding opportunity. Written public comments will be accepted before the meeting starts. More information can be found in FQMD’s public comment policy, including how to submit written public comments and procedures for making live comments. 

The Board of Commissioners agenda can be found on the FQMD’s website. All FQMD Board of Commissioners meetings are open to the public.

FQMD’s Security and Enforcement Committee meeting scheduled on Monday

Royal Street pedestrian mall in 2010 | Infrogmation | CC Flickr
The monthly French Quarter Management District Security and Enforcement Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday at 11 a.m. in the Bienville House board room located at 320 Decatur St.

Matters to be discussed include several presentations, such as a monthly report on the Upper Quarter Patrol, New Orleans Police Department Eighth District crime statistics and an update on the Royal Street pedestrian mall barricade mobilization.

The next meeting will be held on April 24.

As one of the FQMD’s several committees, the Security and Enforcement Committee’s function is to advise the FQMD on “security strategies that will improve public safety in the French Quarter,” according to its website.

The FQMD was established by the Louisiana legislature in 2007 to “revitalize the French Quarter and address the post-Katrina and systemic issues confronting the neighborhood,” according to its website.

The FQMD is governed by a 13-member commission whose members are appointed by various organizations, including the New Orlean’s mayor’s office, the French Quarter Business Association and the Louisiana Restaurant Association, among others.

The next board of commissioners meeting is scheduled for April 10. For more information, visit www.fqmd.org.

Security and Enforcement Committee meeting agenda: