Mayoral candidates Michael Bagneris, LaToya Cantrell and Desiree Charbonnet.
"Is New Orleans Worth It?' we asked in this week's cover story
, and now the Preservation Resource Center and the Louisiana Landmarks Society will sponsor a Sept. 19 mayoral forum at Loyola University to ask a similar question.
“Shaping a Livable Historic City: The Challenges of Calling New Orleans Home” is the focus of the forum, which is hosted by the Center for the Study of New Orleans and The Institute of Politics at Loyola University New Orleans.
The university says the "three leading mayoral candidates" (presumably Michael Bagneris, Desiree Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell) "will address the future of the city of New Orleans on the eve of its Tricentennial. Discussion topics include housing costs and density, short-term rentals and the impact of tourism on neighborhoods, enforcement of the master plan and zoning law, preservation and its economic effect, infrastructure, and transportation."
The forum, which is free and open to the public, takes place in Nunemaker Auditorium on the third floor of Monroe Hall from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.