Do you all know about the group FIX MY STREETS?

Free Yard Signs Tonight

Join us at the Mayor’s Community Budget Priority Meeting

FIX MY STREETS is a group of Lakeview neighbors asking for the City to honor its promise post-Katrina to fix the streets of New Orleans. Below please find a press release from them regarding tonight’s meeting with the Mayor:
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ATTENTION LAKEVIEW RESIDENTS AND ALL #FIXMYSTREETS SUPPORTERS…

To say it is incredibly important that you attend tonight’s New Orleans city budget priority meeting hosted by Mayor Mitch Landrieu is a vast understatement.

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
5:30 open house, 6pm meeting
Lakeview Christian Center
5885 Fleur De Lis Dr.

We will have around 50 Fix My Streets yard signs to give to anyone who wants one.

We all need to show the Mayor and city officials that fixing the streets of Lakeview and all of New Orleans should be a top priority.

As always, thank you for your support.

Fix My Streets New Orleans

Parkview Neighborhood Association Bayou Boogaloo impact survey and proposed tree planting survey

Hi neighbors!
Over the next week you will get a copy of the PNA Bayou Boogaloo neighborhood impact survey, and a copy of a survey regarding proppsed tree planing on the banks of the bayou, in your mailbox. Please fill the surveys out and mail them to us at PNA, PO BOX 791577, New Orleans, LA 70179. Or you can fill the survey out, scan it, and email it to Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com. All surveys must be received by August 31, 2014. We will collate the responses and have the details available at our next membership meeting, September 16, 2014. A copy of both surveys are listed below. Please pass along to anyone you know that lives in our neighborhood, or near to our neighborhood!

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Parkview Neighborhood Association 2014 Bayou Boogaloo Experience Survey
Please tell us about your 2014 Bayou Boogaloo experience:
1. Attendance:
Did you attend Bayou Boogaloo 2014? ______________________________________________
If yes, how many of the three days did you attend? _____________________________________
Did you volunteer at Bayou Boogaloo 2014? __________________________________________
If yes, how many of the three days did you volunteer? __________________________________
Who did you volunteer with/for? ___________________________________________________
Did you vend at Bayou Boogaloo 2014? _____________________________________________
If yes, who did you vend with/for? __________________________________________________
2. Parking:
Availability of parking on your street during the hours of the festival: ______________________
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Did parking violations keep you from getting into or out of your driveway? _________________
Did you see tickets on violating cars? _______________________________________________
Did you call the police ____ or the non-emergency number ____ or a tow truck ____ to report violations? Response from reporting violations: _______________________________________
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Did you know that the vendors, artists and musicians for Bayou Boogaloo 2014 had off-site parking near Carrollton Avenue? ___________________________________________________
If you answered yes, do you feel like this made a positive difference in the amount of parking left available in your area? ___________________________________________________________
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Do you think that Bayou Boogaloo should have off-site parking with shuttle buses to the festival (like Jazz Fest has organized with Delgado College’s parking lots)? _______________________
If yes, do you have friends and family living outside of the neighborhood that you think might use this service? ____________________________________________________________________
3. Trash:
Did you see trash, cans, bottles or other litter on your street or near your home that you associated with the festival? ________________________________________________________________
Did you clean it up, or did the festival workers clean it up? _______________________________
If no one cleaned it up, how long did the litter stay on your street or near your home? __________
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4. Noise:
Can you hear the festival from your house? ___________________________________________
What is your address: ____________________________________________________________
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 = didn’t bother me at all) (10 = couldn’t believe how loud it was) please tell us how loud the noise level was at your house: _____________________________________
Did you call the police _____ or the non-emergency number _____ to report the noise?
Response from reporting noise: ____________________________________________________
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5. After hours parties:
Did you experience noise or problems with festival-goers staying in the neighborhood after hours and having parties? ______________________________________________________________
Were these parties in private homes _________ or in the common areas (ie: on the Magnolia Bridge, on the Dumaine Bridge, on the banks of the Bayou) ______________________________
Did you call the police ______ or the non-emergency number _____ to report these parties? What was the response? _______________________________________________________________
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Did you see trash in the public areas left over from these parties? __________________________
Did you clean it up, or did the festival workers clean it up? _______________________________
6. Clean up:
It was reported in the Times Picayune and on http://www.nola.com that the NOPD had trouble providing manpower to pick up the traffic barricades after the festival this year. Did the barricades left on the banks of the bayou for 10 days bother you? __________________________
Did you call the police _______ or the non-emergency number________ to report the barricades left on the grass? What was the response? ____________________________________________

The staff of the Bayou Boogaloo spent the Monday after the festival picking up trash, cans, bottles and other litter from the banks of the Bayou and in the adjacent neighborhoods. Did you see the staff doing this? ___________________________________________________________
7. Experience:
What was the best experience you had during the Bayou Boogaloo 2014? ___________________
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What was the most frustrating experience you had during the Bayou Boogaloo 2014? _________
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8. Future:
What would you like to see Bayou Boogaloo change in the future? ________________________
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9. Comments, suggestions, ideas: ______________________________________________________________________________
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Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Email address: _________________________________________________________________

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out this survey. The organizers of the Bayou Boogaloo are receptive to our comments about the festival, and your comments and answers will be shared with the Parkview Neighborhood Association board, members, and organizers of the Bayou Boogaloo festival.
Responses must be received by August 31, 2014.

Please mail this survey to PNA, PO BOX 791577, New Orleans, LA 70179
or email a scanned copy of your responses to jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com

All responses will be collated and available at the Parkview Neighborhood Association general membership meeting on September 16, 2014 at 7 pm at the Cabrini School cafeteria.

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Neighborhood survey about the proposed tree planting on the banks of the bayou:
1. Have you heard that there is grant money available for the beautification of the banks of Bayou Saint John? ________ Over the past month the Parkview Neighborhood Association board members have gathered opinions and ideas from neighbors about how this money could be spent. Below please find all of the ideas that were given to us, as well as a spot for you to offer your own ideas.
2. How do you feel this grant money should be spent: (please circle all that apply)
• I think the money should be spent on general upgrades: repairing the banks of the bayou, embarkation areas (the cement sitting areas), and improving the quality of the water.
• I think the money should be spent planting more reeds, rushes, and cat tail plants in the lower areas of the bayou to encourage cleaner water, animal and plant life (like the reeds and rushes currently planted near Dumaine and Moss, and near Carrollton and Esplanade/City Park Ave.)
• I think the money should be spent on planting lots of trees at intervals down the banks of the bayou.
• I would like to see some trees, picnic areas with trash cans, benches and places to hang out on the banks of the bayou.
• I think the money should be spent on more trash cans, dog waste bag dispensers, more frequent trash pick-up and more frequent grass cutting on the banks of the bayou all year round.
• I think the money should be spent on a few oak trees or similar trees at a few spots on the banks of the bayou.
• I think the money should be given to the ReBridge group to help repair and repaint the Magnolia Bridge and the Dumaine Bridge.
• I think the money should be spent to plant irises and other easy-care flowers, bushes and plants along the banks of the bayou and along Moss Street (near the road way) to discourage boats being tied up and to discourage cars parking on the grass.
• I would like to see the money spent on improving the quality of the water and stocking the bayou with fish for a charity fishing rodeo to benefit the firehouse in our neighborhood.
• Other: ____________________________________________________________
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to these questions and thank you for giving us your ideas about how grant money for beautification of Bayou Saint John should be spent. We will collate the responses and have them available at the September 16, 2014 7 pm Parkview Neighborhood Association general membership meeting at Cabrini Cafeteria. Please join us!

Mid City Security District survey and where to report graffiti

Hi neighbors:
Mid City Security District has a survey that you can fill out. It is accessible via the http://www.midcitysecuritydistrict.org website; follow the link to SurveyMonkey to fill out the survey. THe deadline to participate in the survey is August 31, 2014.

Also MCSD paired with Operation Clean Sweep (OCS) to address graffiti on publicly owned property. If you see new graffiti on publicly owned property, report it at commissioners@midcitysecuritydistrict.org with GRAFFITI in the subject line.

Have a great weekend!
Jessica McGregor Carroll
PNA Board President

August 20, 2014 6-8 pm District A community budget meeting

Councilmember Guidry and Mayor Landrieu will host a District A community budget meeting on Wednesday, August 20 from 6-8pm at the Lakeview Christian Center, 5885 Fleur De Lis.

Before the meeting, from 5:30-6pm, the City will host a Resource Center for citizens to speak 1 on 1 with city departments and agencies.

Please assist us in getting the word out among your neighborhoods, and, as always, please do not hesitate to reach out with questions or concerns.

Best,
Megan Megan J. Langhoff
Communications Director/Community LiaisonCouncilmember Susan G. Guidry, District A
mjlanghoff@nola.gov
Office: 504.658.1010
Direct: 504.658.1012
Cell: 504.669.1906
Fax: 504.658.1016
http://www.nolacitycouncil.com

Night Out Against Crime is October 14, 2014

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Hello all!
The Night Out Against Crime will be held on October 14, 2014. Earlier we reported that it would be October 7th, and we were WRONG! If you would like to help organize this event, please email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com. We have a great group of neighborhood volunteers that put this event on each year, and it is a terrific chance for you to meet your neighbors. More information will follow as we get closer to the event.

Farmer’s Market Thursday in Armstrong Park!

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Come make groceries at the market THURSDAY!

New at market this week, Mike’s got BBQ chicken and brisket in the smoker. Also grab some fresh seafood, homemade hummus, banana bread, pesto, spring rolls, herbs, fruits and veggies!
Happy shopping, y’all!

We accept EBT/SNAP benefits & credit/debit cards! Stop by our market table to swipe your card and receive market money that you can use to buy any food products at market!

What’s Fresh?
Produce: bell peppers, beans, corn, watermelon, squash, tomatoes, broccoli, peaches

Seafood: Louisiana trout, catfish, shrimp, crawfish, flounder

Prepared Foods: pesto, hummus, pimento cheese, hot pepper jelly, Thai spring rolls, pad Thai, sorbet

Other Goodies: honey, eggs, gourd birdhouses, spices, succulents, seeds, homemade dog treats, driftwood art…

and much, much more!

This Week’s Vendors:
· A&S Seafood · D-Jing · Katia’s Backyard · Mike’s BBQ · Sally’s Country Gourmet Foods · Story Produce ·

See you this Thursday!
Always Fresh, Local & Affordable
The Marketplace at Armstrong Park

Hello from the Parkview Neighborhood Association board!

Moss Street was paved by hand in 1937 and 1938, so this photo is prior to that!

Moss Street was paved by hand in 1937 and 1938, so this photo is prior to that!


Hello all!

I wanted to write a quick note to let everyone know about our upcoming quarterly general membership meeting for the Parkview Neighborhood Association. Our next meeting will be held on September 16th, 2014 at 7 pm at the Cabrini school cafeteria. We will be looking for nominations to fill two or three board seats that are coming vacant in December. We will remind everyone prior to the meeting via the PNA Yahoo group announcement board, and on our blog (www.parkviewneighborhoodassociation.org).

We are looking for volunteers to be neighborhood block captains for 800 TAFT STREET and 3800, 3900 and 4000 DUMAINE STREET. Block captains are responsible for passing out the flyers about our quarterly meetings on their block, and letting their neighbors know when the meetings are. Block captains also keep an eye on the streetlights and report to the city if the lights go out, and block captains also keep an eye on the storm drains and organize cleaning them out if the drains get blocked. If you are interested in volunteering to be a neighborhood block captain, please email Jillian Shingledecker at jshingledecker@cox.net with BLOCK CAPTAIN in the title.

If you haven’t paid your dues for 2014 yet, please do so now! Yearly dues for 2014 are just $15 per personal membership, and just $25 per family membership, and $25 per year for Business Associate Membership. You can mail your yearly dues to:
Parkview Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 791577, New Orleans, LA 70179-1577
Be sure to include a note with your name, address, phone number and email address, along with your check. If you aren’t sure if you paid your dues for 2014, please email Deena Bedigan at geranium15@hotmail.com. Deena can tell you if your dues are due!

Thank you to all of our neighbors who help support our beautiful, special little neighborhood! Check out our updated website at http://www.parkviewneighborhoodassociation.org, join our Yahoo group by searching “PNA” or “Parkview Neighborhood Association” and clicking on “join”, or add yourself to our neighborhood email list by emailing jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com with “ADD ME TO PNA EMAIL LIST” in the subject line.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with the Night Out Against Crime (October 14, 2014), the Firemen Appreciation Saints game and Cook Out (date to be announced), the Parkview Porch Crawl (to be held in the Spring 2015) and to be our block captains. If you are interested in helping, just email Jessica at jessicamcarroll2@gmail.com.
Take care neighbors!