New Orleans City Council to hold off on security camera ordinance vote



The New Orleans City Council will defer voting on a sweeping plan for businesses that sell alcohol, a controversial ordinance that also requires those businesses install security cameras to be streamed into the city's new real-time monitoring center.

The City Council was scheduled to hear the ordinance Jan. 25. The next full City Council meeting is Feb. 8, the same day the Knights of Babylon, Knights of Chaos and Krewe of Muses parade Uptown in the first week of parades.

The City Council will likely have to send the ordinance through its Governmental Affairs Committee first. That committee's next meeting is 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at 1340 Poydras St.

At the request of Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, the City Council previously deferred voting on the ordinance earlier this month, pushing it off a Governmental Affairs agenda Jan. 10 and a full City Council meeting Jan. 11. For more on the ordinance and what's in the current draft of the plan, check out this Gambit cover story.

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