Our friends over at the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans are holding a meeting today to discuss how the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance has–and will–impact music and cultural traditions in New Orleans, and discuss what changes still need to be made to ensure we finally have a zoning ordinance that encourages and supports our culture, rather than limits it.
Some of the topics covered will include:
Why can’t any new music venues open on Rampart St?
What can we do to protect neighborhood music clubs?
What changes does the new draft of the Zoning Ordinance make?
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation about how the CZO has historically treated culture in the city, then breakdown the major changes in the new CZO draft. The bulk of the meeting will be a community discussion about what changes still need to be made, and how we can ensure that they are incorporated in the final document.
All are welcome and encouraged to attend and participate. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Zoning, Music and Culture: A Call to Action
When: 6 to 7:30 PM, Wednesday, January 21st
Where: The Golden Feather, 704 N. Rampart St.