PHOTO BY KAT STROMQUIST
The New Orleans City Council is considering a limit on Bourbon Street strip clubs.
The New Orleans City Council will resume its meetings inside City Hall this week after it spent the last few months across the river in Algiers. Renovations inside the council chambers forced full council meetings to move temporarily to the Orleans Parish School Board office building in Algiers, and other committee meetings and City Planning Commission hearings moved elsewhere in and around City Hall.
The City Council returns to City Hall with a potentially loaded docket with three high-profile issues on the agenda — a proposed ordinance requiring security cameras
outside businesses that sell alcohol, a report from the City Planning Commission on limiting the number of strip clubs
on Bourbon Street, and a resolution approving Entergy's 128 megawatt, gas-powered facility in New Orleans East. All were scheduled to appear on the agenda for Thursday, March 8
, but the items could be deferred to another date. Update:
At-Large Councilmember Stacy Head says she plans to defer
action on the strip club measure as well as
the ABO ordinance.
The chamber was updated with LED lighting, new paint, new carpet, new seating, and an ADA-compliant speakers' lectern, among other updates.