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City of New Orleans Annonuces Upcoming Budget Community Meetings Beginning July 25th

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced the start of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s Budget Community Meeting Series to solicit public opinion on how the City should allocate the 2024 budget.

“As a community organizer, being out in the community is what I love to do, and I am excited,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “Building out the City’s budget for 2024 is a process that does not happen overnight; it starts right now. These town halls are specifically designed for residents to hear directly from my administration and also for us to listen to the public relative to their priorities as well. I encourage all residents to attend and be engaged throughout this budget process as we continue to meet them where they are and deliver meaningful results.”

Beginning on Tuesday, July 25, Mayor LaToya Cantrell will host five townhall-style meetings in each New Orleans City Council District to comprehensively discuss budgeting priorities aligned with the Cantrell Administration’s Strategic Framework designed to prioritize issues that matter most to New Orleanians. These priorities include treating public safety as public health, investing in infrastructure, quality of life, economic development and good and inclusive governance. Budget Community Meeting dates and locations are as follows:

  • District D, July 25: McDonogh 35 High School
  • District B, July 27: Warren Easton Charter High School
  • District C, Aug. 1: Martin Behrman Charter School
  • District A, Aug. 3: Esperanza Academy Middle School (Dunbar Building)
  • District E, Aug. 7: Martin Luther King Jr. High School

Each meeting will kick off at 5 p.m. with a Resource Fair with specific City departments, organized by the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement, to engage residents of those communities while providing greater access and transparency to local government. Following the resource fair, the town hall meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. At the end of each meeting, residents will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with City leaders to voice their specific concerns within their communities.

Mayor Cantrell will be accompanied by Chief Administrative Officer Gilbert Montaño, Chief Financial Officer Norman White and all department directors.

For those unable to attend in-person and/or who wish to further engage in the 2024 budget allocation process, the City of New Orleans has created email address dedicated to receiving comments and feedback at


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